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2 Read More 161 AFTER STUDENT’SBOOK, PAGE A Read the article. Winds DESTRUCTION of a powerful tornado hit the small town of Phil Campbell in Alabama. , 2011 th, 27 On April At the time, Mark Green was only eight years old but he remembers the day well. It was in the afternoon and he was watching TV with his mom. Suddenly there was a power :00 4 went off. That meant a cut. For a few seconds it was quiet, but then the tornado alarm 1 tornado was five minutes away. 5 Mark had never seen a tornado before but he was prepared. Schools in Alabama teach children what to do in case of a tornado. Mark’s mom was also prepared. She had a tornado box which had first aid 2 equipment, water, food, clothing and flashlights. Outside they could hear loud noises. Then suddenly, the house began to shake. Mark and his mom quickly ran into their basement and closed the heavy door. “It was very frightening,” 10 remembers Mark. “It felt like the world was ending.” After a while, the tornado moved on and Mark and his mom were able to get out of the basement. But when they opened the heavy door, they got a big shock. Their house was completely destroyed. “It was terrible,” says Mark. “Everything we owned was either broken 3 or blown away.” 15 72 The tornado that hit Phil Campbell was the worst tornado in Alabama history. It killed others. Today, Mark and his mom live in a new house in the 145 people and injured at least same town. “Things are okay now,” says Mark. “But I am afraid that it will happen again.” התראה, אזהרה / إنذار alarm 1 עזרה ראשונה / إسعافات أولية first aid 2 נשבר / انكسر broken 3 Tornado in Alabama 222


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