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You probably know this when you’re on your bike or on your way to school and the wind is whistling so hard at you that you can barely make any headway. Yesterday, Tuesday, the wind blew so hard in parts that you had the feeling of being lifted off the ground. That was the storm Niklas, which swept across Gale-force winds swept across Germany. Hurricanes uproot trees and cover houses, in some parts of the country even the electricity failed for a short time. Branches and twigs then also lay on the railroad tracks and trains could no longer run.
A Lot Of Garbage
A hurricane-like this leaves behind a lot of garbage. Fallen trees, flying scaffolding, and many other things have to be removed by the fire department and the police. Since many trains couldn’t run, a lot of people didn’t get to work. With Easter just around the corner, people are also worried about going to visit their relatives. Some even wanted to go on vacation. The weather forecasters also predicted uncomfortable weather for Easter with a lot of rain and wind.
What Is A Hurricane?
A hurricane is a very strong storm that blows faster than 100 kilometers per hour. This makes it about as fast as a car on the highway. Weather researchers give all hurricanes a name so that they can be better distinguished from each other afterward.
Explanation Of Difficult Words
Gale-force winds are gusts of wind with great force.
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