Hurricane Florence forces evacuation: BBC News Review 2022

June 23, 2022



Hurricane Florence is heading for the US’ East Coast.The governor of South Carolina has ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline. Meanwhile North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency. Florence is now a category four storm with 130mph (195km/h) winds. It may be the strongest storm to hit in decades.

The story
A large-scale evacuation is underway in the United States as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

South Carolina’s governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline, involving over a million people, while North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency.
It’s expected to make landfall by Thursday.

Key words and phrases

menace
threaten to hurt
•Storms often menace coastal regions from August to October.
•Why must you always be a menace to your sister? Please behave nicely.

churning
moving violently (of a liquid)
•The new wave machine began churning the water in the indoor swimming pool.
•Kim drives so fast! After being in the car with her, my stomach was churning.

lurking
waiting to attack
•The boy went quietly to the village. He knew there was a lion lurking nearby.
•I love you, but I’m not going to marry you, Ismael. Stop lurking outside my door!

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21 Comments
  1. My example sentences containing this episode's words
    Menace(v): The U.S. actions around the world menace innocent and vulnerable children.

    Churn(v):If the sea started to churn up suddenly while you were swimming, what would you do?

    Lurk(v):As soon as I saw the woman lurking behind the president, I shot her in the leg with six-shooter!

  2. Reply
    English from songs June 23, 2022 at 3:01 am

    I just love Dan and Neil together
    best duetttto

  3. I’ve improved listening 👂 since I found the BBC Learning English.

  4. The word 'landfall' means to land, but, especially from on the voyage, under sail or the ocean with storms, hurricanes, typhoons or cyclones. It doesn't arrive on the coast from on flight, on aviation or in the air. Now I caught the meaning of a landfall by virtue of BBC learning English! Thanks so much. I owe you one! 🙂

  5. Thank you.

  6. Thank you 👍🏼💕

  7. It's really great… It helps me a lot to use words in different context.. Thanks to you guys,❤️

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  9. There was a lion lurking in the dark.My stomach churned violently because it was such a menace.

  10. Reply
    Julián D. Toledo June 23, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Thanks Dan and Neil from Madrid

  11. Reply
    mohammad niroujazi June 23, 2022 at 3:01 am

    best as always……tnx

  12. Very interesting episode! : )

  13. Landfall is defined as when the eye of the storm crosses over land. Everything before that is considered the storm surge and outer bands.

  14. Thanks!😘

  15. Reply
    Self-Taught POLYGLOT June 23, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Very Useful. BBC, the best English learning platform

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  17. Love this programme. 😍

  18. Reply
    معين عيسى moeen - easa June 23, 2022 at 3:01 am

    News Review is the best program it is good idea to improve the words or vocabulary through video dialogue it is as Interesting as useful

  19. I really enjoy listening to this program, thanks BBC, thanks Dan and Neil

  20. Very useful

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