This Day in History August 29… 歷史上的今天 8月29日

The US is no stranger to natural disasters. On this date in 2005, America was hit with one of the most destructive hurricanes in its history. With gusts of wind of up to 282 kilometers per hour, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 5 storm flooded over 80 percent of the city and left thousands stranded without electricity or basic supplies. All in all, the disaster resulted in over 1,800 deaths, more than US$80 billion in damages, and one million people becoming homeless. To this day, many Americans are still trying to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


●disaster n.災難,災禍
●destructive a.破壞性的,毀滅性的
例:Hundreds of people were killed in the destructive earthquake.(上百人在這場毀滅性的地震中喪生。)
●landfall n.登陸,著陸
●category n.種類,級數,範疇
●leave sb/sth stranded 使某人或某物受困/擱淺
例:A small fishing boat was left stranded on that stretch of beach.(一艘小漁船擱淺在那片海灘上。)
●devastation n.摧毀,毀壞

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