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VOA常速英语新闻:龙卷风重创俄克拉荷马州 目击者讲述惊恐瞬间(双语)

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在遭受宽度约三公里龙卷风摧毁的无数建筑中有两所小学,它在学生们即将放学时到来。
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Among the countless buildings struck by the three-kilometer-wide tornado were two elementary schools,
在遭受宽度约三公里龙卷风摧毁的无数建筑中有两所小学,

hit just as students were about to be released for the day.
它在学生们即将放学时到来。

Sherry Biddle, a teacher at Briarwood Elementary School,
雪莉·比德尔是布埃尔伍德小学的一名教师,

described how she helped her students protect themselves.
她描述了如何帮助学生们保护自己。

Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes Since 1900.
自1900年以来最致命的龙卷风。

"I had them take their backpacks and put them over their heads,
“我让他们拿着自己的书包高举过头,

just as another safety precaution , in the center of our room,
就像另一项安全措施,在我们教室的中心,

in the center of our building," she said.
在我们建筑的中心,”她说道。

Briarwood third-grade student Caden talked about what he experienced as the tornado passed.
布埃尔伍德三年级学生卡登谈论他所经历的龙卷风。

"I was on the ground, and I just,
“我在地上,而我只是,

my ears just went WHOOO, and I couldn't hear anything except cracking and kids screaming," he said.
我的耳朵震耳欲聋,除了天崩地裂的感觉和孩提的尖叫声我什么也听不到。”他说道。

Incredibly ,all the students at Briarwood Elementary School have been accounted for.
令人难以置信的是,布埃尔伍德小学所有学生已经受到了妥善安置。

Another school, Plaza Towers, was not so lucky.
而另一间普拉萨陶尔斯学校就没有那么幸运了。

Comparison of Tornado paths in Moore, Oklahoma—May 3, 1999 and May 20, 2013.
同1999年5月3日和2013年5月20日经过摩尔的龙卷风比较。

As of early Tuesday, police said seven students had died there and at least 24 were missing.
早些时候,警方称7名学生已经死亡,至少24人失踪。

In the chaos following the storm, rescuers and parents searched frantically for surviving children.
在风暴之后的混沌中,救援人员和家长近乎疯狂的找寻幸存的孩子们。

One emotional parent was able to locate his child.
一位激动的家长希望能够找到他的孩子。

"I'm just happy that I was able to find my son and that my family's okay," he said.
“我很高兴能够找到我的儿子,我们家很好,”他说道。

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said "hearts are broken'' for parents looking for their children.
俄克拉何马州州长玛丽·佛林表示家长抱着一颗破碎的心寻找自己的孩子。

She deployed the state National Guard and extra police to assist with rescue operations.
她部署国家警卫队及额外的警力协助救援行动。

词语解释

1.tornado n.龙卷风;飓风;旋风

a strong, dangerous wind that forms itself into an upside-down spinning cone and is able to destroy buildings as it moves across the ground

The entire village was obliterated by the tornado.
整个村庄被龙卷风摧毁了。

2.precaution n.预防;预防措施

an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening

You should take an umbrella just as a precaution.
你该带把伞,有备无患。

3.experience n.经验;经历

the process of getting knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things:

He has had no previous experience in this kind of job.
他从前没有做这种工作的经验。

4.incredible a.难以置信的;惊人的

impossible, or very difficult, to believe

I think it's incredible.
我认为这是难以置信的。

5.chaos n.混乱;无秩序;混沌

a state of total confusion with no order

The wintry weather has caused chaos on the roads.
因风雪交加,道路上混乱不堪。

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