厦门多地积水严重 Flash floods break out in Xiamen - China Plus

厦门多地积水严重 Flash floods break out in Xiamen

Gao Huiying China Plus/China Daily Published: 2018-05-08 16:14:25
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A bus drives on a flooded road in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 7, 2018.

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.

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.


词汇 Words:

[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。
    路上坑洼处积了雨水。
    The rain collected indepressions in the road.

  • <形容词 adj.> long-standing; age-old
    E.g. Tā jīxí nángǎi。
    他积习难改。
    He is set in his ways.

  • <名词 n.> (math) product
    E.g. 2 chéng 3 de jī shì 6。
    2乘3的积是6。
    The product of 3 multiplied by 2 is 6.

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