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CNN News:美暴风雪致至少5人死亡 积冰成最可怕敌人

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From the snowbound southeast, I'm Carl Azuz with CNN STUDENT NEWS.

这里是被暴风雪所困的东南部,我是卡尔·阿祖兹,欢迎收看CNN学生新闻。

We've got some interesting info today on winter weather, and we're starting in the districtthat's pretty used to it.

我们今天会为你带来关于冬天天气一些有趣的信息,我们从适应了这种天气的一个地区开始。

The District of Columbia.

哥伦比亚特区。

Congress has raised the roof on the U.S. debt limit.

国会已经提高美国债务上限。

Currently, the national debt is $17.2 trillion.

目前的国家债务是17.2万亿美元。

What lawmakers did is suspend the limit.

立法者所做的是暂停限制。

They didn't raise it to a specific dollar figure.

他们没有提升到一个特定值。

They just voted to allow the government to continue borrowing money.

他们只是投票允许政府继续借钱。

However much it believes it needs to borrow until March of 2015.

但很多人认为时限将延长至2015年3月。

The bipartisan policy center estimates the government will add about a trillion more dollars tothe debt between now and then.

两党政策中心估计政府从现在起将增加约一万亿美元的债务。

The House of Representatives passed this plan on Tuesday.

周二众议院通过了这个计划。

The Senate passed it yesterday.

而参议院于昨天通过。

President Obama is expected to sign itinto law.

奥巴马总统预计将签署该法案。

The story here at the American southeast can be summed up in this headline and the ice thatcovers it.

在美国东南部的情况可以一跃成为头条而且冰雪覆盖。

The Georgia capital virtually shut down by winter weather two weeks ago, it's getting hit withanother snow and ice storm.

佐治亚州首都几乎因为两个星期前冬天的恶劣天气关闭,受到了另一场冰雪风暴的重创。

We'd show you what that looks like from our roof here at CNN, but this is the current viewfrom our tower cam, so you see why that wouldn't work.

我们透过CNN大楼的屋顶展现给你,但这是从我们的塔所看到的当前景象,所以你可以一目了然的看到为什么城市没有运转。

It's a relatively rare event for this part of the country.

对于国家的一部分来说,这是相对罕见的事件。

You can see the line of freezing precipitation curling up the eastern seaboard yesterday,expected to last through Thursday from the South to Maryland and Delaware.

可以看到昨天的东部沿海地区的冻雨,预计从南部到马里兰州和特拉华州将持续到周四。

Atlanta was expecting three to five inches of accumulation.

亚特兰大预计3到5英寸的积雪。

Charlotte, North Carolina, up to ten inches.

北卡罗莱纳夏洛特预计将是10英寸。

Parts of Virginia, 14 inches.

维吉尼亚州的部分地区达14英寸。

Roads were closed, schools and businesses were closed, church and entertainment eventscanceled.

道路被关闭,学校和企业被关闭,教堂和娱乐活动取消。

Emergency workers were doing all they could to keep people safe.

急救人员竭尽所能保障人民的安全。

With winter advisory stretched over 22 states.

冬天的警告已经绵延至22个州。

We're not kidding. We're not just crying wolf. It is serious business.

我们不是在开玩笑。我们不是狼来了。这是严肃的事情。

Weather-related incidents killed at least five people including three in Texas and two inMississippi.

与天气有关的事件造成至少5人死亡,德克萨斯州的3人及密西西比州的2人。

We're facing an icing event that is very unusual for the metropolitan region in the state ofGeorgia.

我们面临的结冰事件在格鲁吉亚大都会地区是非常不寻常的。

Officials say once you get past a quarter-inch of ice, power lines are in big trouble.

官员表示一旦你那里结了四分之一英寸的冰,电线就有麻烦了。

We're talking about places seeing even upward of an inch.

我们正在谈论甚至向上看一英寸的地方。

And officials warn those power outages could be widespread.

而官员警告可能带来广泛的停电。

Look at that. It's like a ghost town in the entire city of Atlanta.

看那里。整个亚特兰大市就像一座鬼城。

Sleet, ice and snow canceling thousands of flights.

雨夹雪,冰雪造成成千上万航班的取消。

Get your batteries out to get your flashlights out, to get your transistor radio out.

出门要带上手电筒,电池,还有收音机。

Wherever you are, you need to plan on stand there for a while.

无论你在哪里,你都需要计划在那里停留一段时间。

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