№174 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 174
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4. What safety rules did they observe?
Well, we were getting a lot of rainfall. Our electricity went out during the night. When I got up in the morning there was no power. I could see that the weather was bad so right away I tried to call people to see how it was affecting them and whether they knew if there was going to be school or not.
Well, everybody I called had a cordless phone; they don't work when there's no power. So then I decided what I had to do was to go out in the car and turn on the car so that I could listen to the radio out there. I listened to the radio and found out that school was closed because of the flooding.
So it was me and my three kids at home. My oldest son had just gone through major surgery and had to lie on the couch. He couldn't get up, he was in a lot of pain. Of course with no power there's no TV, no heat, no water. You can't flush the toilet. There're no video games, no radio or anything like that. So I decided since my oldest son was sick and my other kids were younger that I'd better not go to work that day so I went there and told them I couldn't come in to work.
We spent the day hanging around in the living room wrapped in blankets. It was getting colder and colder in the house. And we just sat. We read a lot. We read aloud and we read to each other. And we made sandwiches and ate them.
During this time I was watching the water level in the basement because we were really getting a lot of rain and we need to use a pump in our basement to keep the water out of it. Well of course with no electricity our pump went out. The water was coming up in our basement and finally it got to be about 15 cm deep down there and so things were floating around. It was getting kind of bad down in our basement.
In the afternoon we decided we were cold and we were getting bored with other things so we decided to go for a