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美国有线新闻 CNN 最强飓风艾玛还在肆虐 又有两大风暴升级为飓风

时间:2017-09-13 08:01:43

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As we produced today's edition of CNN 10, a category five hurricane was roaring over the Turks and Caicos islands and it had the Bahamas and the U.S. mainland directly in its projected path.

Hurricane Irma is a monstrous1 and deadly storm. Last night, it had 175 mile per hour winds. They had weakened a little bit since Irma first passed over islands in the Caribbean, but it remained the strongest classification of hurricane, capable of catastrophic damage like rip-off roofs, collapsed2 walls and so much destruction that entire communities could be left uninhabitable.

What happened in the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is an example. Barbuda's prime minister said 95 percent of the buildings there are damaged.

Hurricane Irma has killed several people throughout the Caribbean and several forecast models predicted that the storm would directly hit south Florida, possibly by Sunday.

Irma may also spin up the U.S. Atlantic coast to southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott reminded people that forecasters still weren't exactly sure what Irma would do, but that Floridians should be ready to evacuate3 regardless of what coast they live on. Mandatory4 evacuations were ordered for the Keys and some areas around Miami. Heavy evacuation, traffic and long lines for gas were common in the region.

The islands that have already been hit are keeping a watchful5 eye on another storm, Hurricane Jose. It was rolling west across the Atlantic last night. It could also hit Antigua and Barbuda.

And Hurricane Katia was spinning in the southwestern Gulf6 of Mexico.


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1 monstrous vwFyM     
adj.巨大的;恐怖的;可耻的,丢脸的
参考例句:
  • The smoke began to whirl and grew into a monstrous column.浓烟开始盘旋上升,形成了一个巨大的烟柱。
  • Your behaviour in class is monstrous!你在课堂上的行为真是丢人!
2 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
3 evacuate ai1zL     
v.遣送;搬空;抽出;排泄;大(小)便
参考例句:
  • We must evacuate those soldiers at once!我们必须立即撤出这些士兵!
  • They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.他们正计划转移仍滞留在该国的70名美国官员。
4 mandatory BjTyz     
adj.命令的;强制的;义务的;n.受托者
参考例句:
  • It's mandatory to pay taxes.缴税是义务性的。
  • There is no mandatory paid annual leave in the U.S.美国没有强制带薪年假。
5 watchful tH9yX     
adj.注意的,警惕的
参考例句:
  • The children played under the watchful eye of their father.孩子们在父亲的小心照看下玩耍。
  • It is important that health organizations remain watchful.卫生组织保持警惕是极为重要的。
6 gulf 1e0xp     
n.海湾;深渊,鸿沟;分歧,隔阂
参考例句:
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。

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