A massive storm system welled up last week in the United States, a nation that consistently has the most violent weather in the world. When we put this show together, there were 90 million people — more than a quarter of the entire U.S. population — who were under the threat of destructive weather. In Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, at least five people were killed as the system swept across the south on Saturday and Sunday.
A tornado was spotted in southeast Alabama Sunday morning. And that wasn't the only threat. A CNN meteorologist said the storms also carried damaging winds and hail. The National Weather Service warned people in the path that torrential rains could cause flash flooding in some areas. Monroe County, in northeast Mississippi, was hit particularly hard, according to its sheriff. He said the area was a mess, after homes, businesses and a fire station were destroyed. There was also a lot of flooding there.
And two states east, in Georgia, tee times were scheduled earlier for The Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, because heavy storms were expected to pass through later that night. In fact, a tornado watch was issued for the city of Augusta, as well as parts of South Carolina Sunday night. Knowing the difference between a watch and a warning can help you know what action you should take.
周日上午，阿拉巴马州东南部地区出现龙卷风 。这并不是唯一的威胁 。一名CNN气象学家表示，风暴还带来了具破坏性的大风和冰雹 。美国国家气象局警告处于风暴路径的民众，暴雨可能在一些地区引发洪灾 。门罗郡位于密西西比州东北部，该郡警长称门罗郡受灾尤为严重 。他说，多座房屋、商店以及一个消防局被风暴摧毁，导致该地区一片狼籍 。另外，该地还遭遇了洪水的侵袭 。
下面来看密西西比州以东两个州的情况，周日，乔治亚州将高尔夫球大师赛的开球时间提前，因为预计暴雨将于当天晚上来袭 。事实上，奥古斯塔市以及南卡罗来纳州部分地区在周日晚上发布了龙卷风警戒 。了解警戒与警告的区别有助于你确定应该采取什么行动 。
1. well up 涌起；迸发；
Tears were welling up in her eyes.
2. put together 装配；组装；拼合；组合；
We got to work on pu tting the book together.
3. according to 据（…所说）；按（…所报道）；
According to the air force, the missile merely impacted with the ground prematurely.
4. in fact (用于修正、引出相反意见或对比等)事实上，其实；
In fact, those people have been promoted.