厦门多地积水严重 Flash floods break out in Xiamen
A bus drives on a flooded road in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 7, 2018.
Xiamen, Fujian province, launched(启动) a top-level emergency response(应急响应) after part of the city was flooded by a heavy rainstorm on Monday, with some classes suspended(停课) and many flights(航班) affected(受影响), the city's flood control authorities said.
Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 7, 2018.
The intense rain(强降雨) - the product of warm and humid air flow(暖湿气流) - deluged(淹没) the coastal city from 10 am to 1 pm on Monday, with precipitation(降雨量) of up to 21 centimeters in some places, the Xiamen Meteorological Bureau said.
[qǐ dòng] 启动 launch
[xiǎng yìng] 响应 response
[zàn tíng] 暂停 suspend
[yǐng xiǎng] 影响 affect
[yān mò] 淹没 deluge
重点词汇 Key word:
<动词 v.> amass; accumulate; store up
E.g. Lùshàng kēngwā chù jī le yǔshuǐ。
The rain collected indepressions in the road.
<形容词 adj.> long-standing; age-old
E.g. Tā jīxí nángǎi。
He is set in his ways.
<名词 n.> (math) product
E.g. 2 chéng 3 de jī shì 6。
The product of 3 multiplied by 2 is 6.