Read the passage below. Then answer the following questions.
The Storm is Coming
Leah was sad to hear about the hurricane. She and her cousin Marie were going to Harry’s Water Park, but now there was a good chance that the island was going to experience a dreadful hurricane that originated in the Atlantic Ocean. Her mom told her they could go another day.
Leah thought that it would be no time soon, for the meteorologist, on the radio, explained that hurricanes are common from July to October. That means they would have to be alert and look out for more hurricane warnings. It was certainly depressing! The meteorologist further explained that this fierce storm can cause great damage to human life and property.
The storm had winds of up to 120 miles per hour. This made it a category three hurricane.
Thinking she cannot stop the hurricane, or silence the winds, Leah was glad that they had the time to prepare for the storm. So, Leah was busy helping her mom and dad update their hurricane safety kit. They needed new batteries for the flashlights and radio, a new lantern, fresh water, towels, a new can opener, some canned goods, dried beans and peas, flour, rice, peanut butter and a few non-perishables. Their kit already had plenty bandages, matches and candles.
While Leah and her mom were at the nearby store shopping, her dad was repairing broken doors and windows. He moved pieces of wood and galvanized sheet into the enclosed shed at the back of the house. These things can be blown up into the air easily and cause much injury to people.
When all the preparation were done, Leah’s parents gathered all their important files, the family photos, and a few clothes for everyone. They pack these in a plastic containers. Having done all this, Leah and her family locked all the windows and doors and sat down together to enjoy some butter biscuits and a nice cup of hot cocoa. In a few hours, all the family could hear was the strong wind outside and the platter of rain on the roof top.
“This is no time to go outside. Don’t panic. Stay calm!” said her dad. That night Leah, lay in bed listening to the heavy rain. She was glad they did not have to evacuate their home.