Severe weather has continued across the U.S. Midwest, with tornadoes and storm damage reported in Texas and Oklahoma. Tornadoes that passed through the cities of Abilene and Ballinger early Saturday destroyed homes and left many without roofs. Tornadoes and high winds have swept through the central U.S. plains since Friday, affecting 75 million people in the path. In addition to Texas, the storms hit Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. It was fast-moving storm. It was about 15 seconds. The trees that were planted here are 100 years old, so it’s really hard emotionally for us. Torrential rain has caused flooding in the Kansas City area. More than 3000 people lost power Saturday afternoon. The state governor issued a state of emergency declaration on Friday. The rising Mississippi River has caused flooding in southern states, notably in the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana.
Southern Texas also has been flooded especially in the Kingwood area. We have lost everything. A lightning strike at this home in Houston is being blamed for causing a fire that destroyed the two-million-dollar mansion. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has canceled or delayed hundreds of flights since Saturday evening. More than 100,000 households were left without power from Texas to Lowa during the height of the storms on Saturday. The excessive rain has been especially damaging to farmers in the Midwest, with some of their farmland unusable since March. Flooding also has disrupted shipping of agricultural products, fuel and construction materials that farmers need during the planting season. Mostly, we had soybeans and they can’t handle the flood. They are short. They grow close to the ground and you get a couple feet of water on them, and they’re trash. They’re no good. They’re worthless. Flooding should start retreating early next week in southern states, but it is expected to linger for at least another week in Central States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center said weather conditions may produce tornadoes on Monday in the plain states.
1. Tornadoes that passed through the cities of Abilene and Ballinger early Saturday destroyed homes and left many without roofs.
pass through 穿过，经过
You should pass through the red checkpoint.
2. In addition to Texas, the storms hit Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.
in addition to 包括，除……之外
In addition to the quiz, we have tests once every month.
德克萨斯州南部也未能幸免，受灾尤为严重是金伍德地区 。我们失去了一切 。休斯敦的这间房屋遭到了雷击后发生大火，导致这栋价值200万美元的房屋夷为平地 。达拉斯-沃思堡国际机场或取消或延迟了数百次航班，这是自周六晚上以来发生的事情 。有10万多所房屋都失去了供电，这些房屋来自于德克萨斯、爱荷华等州 。雨水泛滥对中西部的农民损害尤为严重：自3月以来，他们的部分农田就一直处于不可用的状态 。洪灾还扰乱了农产品、燃料、建筑材料的运输，而这些都是种植季节里农民的必需品 。我们基本都会种大豆，但大豆无法抵御洪灾 。大豆长得很矮，离地面很近，哪怕几公尺的水位，也足以把它们淹没，变得一文不值 。洪灾大概下周就能在南部的几个州消退，不过洪灾预计还会在中部各州持续至少一周 。国家海洋和大气管理局的风暴预报中心指出，天气情况可能会于周一引发平原各州的龙卷风 。。龙卷风于周六早些时候席卷了阿比林和巴林格，摧毁了许多房屋，掀翻了许多房顶 。龙卷风和疾风自周五以来就席卷了美国中部平原，影响了沿路7500万人 。包括德克萨斯州项目在内，暴风还横扫了阿肯色州、内布拉斯加州、俄克拉荷马州和堪萨斯州 。这场暴风移速极快，只需要大概15秒的时间就席卷全境 。这里曾经种植的那些树木有100岁了，所以我们很难不动情 。瓢泼大雨还引发了堪萨斯城的洪水 。3000多人于周六下午失去了供电 。该州州长于周五发布了紧急状态声明 。密西西比河水位不断上升，这引发南部多州的洪灾 。洪灾严重的是路易斯安那州的巴吞鲁日地区 。