The day of Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans – level 1

29-08-2005

It is August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans. New Orleans is near a lake. The city is below the level of the lake.

Anti-flood barriers protect the city. The barriers are old and weak. Katrina is very strong.

The rain from Katrina brings a lot of water to the lake. The anti-flood barriers open. Water starts to go into the city. Many places are underwater. The water is 6 meters high.

Some people start to steal from shops. The army must come. The army helps people in New Orleans.

1,800 people die in Hurricane Katrina.

Difficult words: below (under), flood (a situation when water is in the streets of a city), steal (to take food from a shop and not pay).

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