450,000 Texans are estimated to need help after severe flooding. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story.

The story:
Officials in Texas estimate that around 450,000 people will need help because of flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.

President Donald Trump has promised swift action to provide federal government assistance for the states affected by the storm.

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, said all 12,000 members of the state national guard would be deployed.

A record amount of rain has fallen on the city of Houston.

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Key words and phrases

death toll
the number of dead people due to an incident

completely destroy


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