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台风袭击香港和中国南部海岸。台风天兔已造成广东省25人死亡，但香港躲过了最严重的暴风雨。以下是 Juliana Liu于9月23日从香港发来的报道：
The streets of Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely packed cities, are eerily quiet. Residents had been preparing for days for a super typhoon, the worst in decades.
But the storm weakened on its way to south China. Though there has been damage caused, it has been far less than originally anticipated.
About a dozen people here have sought treatment in hospital. There has been some flooding, and of course, hundreds of flights have been cancelled.
With the wind and rain abating, the city is likely to return to business as usual by mid-morning.
- 1. True or false? Hong Kong has suffered some damage caused by the super typhoon.
- 2. True or false? The wind and the rain are easing off.
- 3. What damage has the typhoon caused?
The typhoon has caused some flooding, cancellation of hundreds of flights and injuries to over a dozen people.
- 4. Why has Hong Kong escaped the worst of the storm?
Because the storm weakened on its way to south China.