News Review: 450,000 need help in Texan floods

source: BBC Learning English            2017年8月29日
450,000 Texans are estimated to nee help after severe flooding. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

The story
Officials in Texas estimate that around 450,000 people will need help because of flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.
President Donald Trump has promised swift action to provide federal government assistance for the states affected by the storm.
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, said all 12,000 members of the state national guard would be deployed.
A record amount of rain has fallen on the city of Houston.
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Key words and phrases
death toll: the number of dead people due to an incident
obliterate: completely destroy
havoc: chaos