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CNN News:日本发生6.2级地震 纽约布法罗大雪之后恐遭水灾威胁

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Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. This is the first of two shows we are producing this week before the Thanksgiving holiday. I`m Carl Azuz.

欢迎收看CNN学生新闻,这是感恩节之前播出的两个节目的第一个。我是Carl Azuz。

The Pacific Island nation of Japan sees about 1500 tremors every year, one of them shook the central part of the country on Saturday night. Japan`s meteorological agency says it was magnitude 6.8. The U.S. Geological Survey put it at magnitude 6.2. Either way, it was strong. The quake injured dozens of people, at least seven of them seriously. It was centered in a remote area of the mountains, and it seriously damaged or destroyed several structures at the ski resort.

太平洋岛屿国家日本每年都会发生大约1500次地震。其中发生在周六晚上该国中部地震令人震惊。据日本气象局表示此次震级高达6.8级。美国地质调查局称此次震级为6.2级。无论怎样,此次地震是非常强烈的。数十人在地震中受伤,至少7人伤势严重。地震发生在该国偏僻的山区,严重摧毁了当地滑雪场建筑。

Also, landslides. They flattened houses, have blocked warped roadways. There have been aftershocks as well, one of them measuring magnitude 4.1. But now tsunami warnings were given, and 21 people who`ve been trapped in their homes were rescued.

同样,还有滑坡。地震导致房屋倒塌,阻断了扭曲的道路。随后发生了几次余震,其中一次有4.1级。但是现在已经发布了海啸预警,被困在废墟底下的21名群众也被成功营救。

Across the Pacific now, to an American city hit by another natural disaster. Lake effect snow. And if that doesn`t sound disastrous, get a look at what it did to Buffalo, New York last week. Some spots got 86 inches of snow, a whole year`s worth in just three days. A resident says people came together to help one another in the city of good neighbors, but there`s another threat now, one that New York`s governor says it worse than the snow.

跨国太平洋来到美国一个受其他自然灾害影响的城市。大湖效应。如果听着没有什么可怕的话,那就去纽约布法罗看看上周的降雪到底给当地带来了什么吧。一些地区积雪达到了86英尺厚,仅仅三天时间降雪量已经达到了全年降水量水平。一位当地居民称人们聚集开来帮助邻居清理积雪。但是现在又面临另一个威胁,纽约市长称这个威胁比下雪更严重。

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: So much snow out here, in and around the city of Buffalo, but Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying that he is satisfied with the progress that they are making in the snow removal operation. Now, a number of state officials here in western New York, and they are preparing for another possibility: severe flooding that governor has warned this area can see more significant flooding than it`s seen in a very long time.

现在整个布法罗城市已经被积雪包围,但是州长Andrew Cuomo称对除雪作业工作感到满意。现在,众多国家官员齐聚纽约西部准备应对下一个潜在的挑战,那就是,在接下来的几天可能会出现积水现象。

The forecast calls for the temperature to warm up over the next several days. If it happens as quickly as it`s forecast to do, that`s when you can see some really serious flooding. Man power is being brought to this part of the state along with resources.

天气预报称在接下来的几天里气温回升。如果像天气预报所描述的那样,很快这里就会发生严重的水灾。更多物资和人力资源正在调往该地区。

500 National Guards men and women are in place ready to respond if needed. On top of that more than 50 swiftwater rescue boats and crews. There are also high axel vehicles that could go into several feet of water in order to make rescues if necessary. Hundreds of pumps have been brought in in the anticipation of potential flooding, and also 176,000 sandbags.

500名警卫队人员准备随时待命。目前最重要的是50多个救援船只和救援人员。当然阿克塞尔车辆也可以,如果必要的话可以进入几英尺深的积水区。数百个抽水泵和176000个沙袋也已经准备就绪。

Everyone here is hoping that that temperature rise will happen more gradually, and that officials will be able to get more snow out of the area before flooding becomes a big problem.

当地每个人都希望气温不要回升太快,这样当地人员就有足够时间在气温回升之前将积雪铲出该地区。

But in the meantime, home owners are working really hard to stay ahead of the game here. There is some rain in the forecast, so people are trying to get the shovels out, get the snow off the roof. They don`t want that rain to combine with the snow, that`s when you see more roofs collapsing.

与此同时,很多房屋主人也都在与天气抢时间,争先恐后铲除屋顶积雪。他们不想雨水混合积雪在屋顶上堆积,那样只能看到更多房屋倒塌。

Already in the last few days, several dozen roofs have collapsed. We know that if more rain comes, that will put more homes in danger.

在过去的几天里已经有几十个屋顶坍塌,如果雨水再来的话,更多的房屋将面临倒塌的危险。

Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. This is the first of two shows we are producing this week before the Thanksgiving holiday. I`m Carl Azuz.

The Pacific Island nation of Japan sees about 1500 tremors every year, one of them shook the central part of the country on Saturday night. Japan`s meteorological agency says it was magnitude 6.8. The U.S. Geological Survey put it at magnitude 6.2. Either way, it was strong. The quake injured dozens of people, at least seven of them seriously. It was centered in a remote area of the mountains, and it seriously damaged or destroyed several structures at the ski resort.

Also, landslides. They flattened houses, have blocked warped roadways. There have been aftershocks as well, one of them measuring magnitude 4.1. But now tsunami warnings were given, and 21 people who`ve been trapped in their homes were rescued.

Across the Pacific now, to an American city hit by another natural disaster. Lake effect snow. And if that doesn`t sound disastrous, get a look at what it did to Buffalo, New York last week. Some spots got 86 inches of snow, a whole year`s worth in just three days. A resident says people came together to help one another in the city of good neighbors, but there`s another threat now, one that New York`s governor says it worse than the snow.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: So much snow out here, in and around the city of Buffalo, but Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying that he is satisfied with the progress that they are making in the snow removal operation. Now, a number of state officials here in western New York, and they are preparing for another possibility: severe flooding that governor has warned this area can see more significant flooding than it`s seen in a very long time.

The forecast calls for the temperature to warm up over the next several days. If it happens as quickly as it`s forecast to do, that`s when you can see some really serious flooding. Man power is being brought to this part of the state along with resources.

500 National Guards men and women are in place ready to respond if needed. On top of that more than 50 swiftwater rescue boats and crews. There are also high axel vehicles that could go into several feet of water in order to make rescues if necessary. Hundreds of pumps have been brought in in the anticipation of potential flooding, and also 176,000 sandbags.

Everyone here is hoping that that temperature rise will happen more gradually, and that officials will be able to get more snow out of the area before flooding becomes a big problem.

But in the meantime, home owners are working really hard to stay ahead of the game here. There is some rain in the forecast, so people are trying to get the shovels out, get the snow off the roof. They don`t want that rain to combine with the snow, that`s when you see more roofs collapsing.

Already in the last few days, several dozen roofs have collapsed. We know that if more rain comes, that will put more homes in danger.

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