Southeast United States hit with strong storms

Roger Walter

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Strong storms hit the southeastern United States on Friday. Crews are currently working to restore power to the area. There are two known fatalities. Tornadoes were reported in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.

In South Carolina, a tornado piled up cars, injuring 15, by an elementary school.

In Mississippi, 9 people were injured with "8 to 10 homes destroyed," said Ben Dudley, Kemper County's emergency management director.

In Alabama, a few mobile homes were destroyed and power was out.

Louisiana had the worst damage with a tornado touching down.

In Georgia, there were a large number of trees down.
  1. What happened to the electricity in the southeast U.S. because of the storm?

  2. How many people were killed by the storm?

  3. What happened to the cars in South Carolina?

  4. In Mississippi, what kinds of buildings were destroyed?

  5. Which of the states was most heavily affected?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you think storms are dangerous?

  2. What types of storms occur in the area you live?

  3. Can you remember a particularly bad storm? When was it and what happened?

  4. How can you prepare for a dangerous storm?

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