A level 5 cyclone called Pam has hit several South Pacific countries. There have been flash floods and very high winds in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands. map2

A level 3 cyclone called Olwyn has hit the western coast of Australia and there are winds of 195 kph (kilometres per hour)

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There has been a lot of damage to buildings and lots of people have been evacuated.

However, luckily, no one has been injured or killed.

Vocabulary: flash floods (n: floods that start very quickly), high winds (adj+n: strong and fast winds), evacuate (v: to leave your house because of danger).