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真的嗎 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

翻譯一篇英文文章

小弟要閱讀一篇英文文章,因為要考試,但是小弟查字典也很難了解真正的意思,所以需要英文達人能幫我翻譯,因為字數限制,所以分多篇發問,小弟需要各位幫助贈點相對的也不會吝嗇,謝謝了....orz

On Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the southeastern United States

and dumped more than a foot of rain in some places. Gusts of wind topped 140

miles per hour, and the ocean rose as high as 20 feet above its normal level.

Floods followed, leaving New Orleans and coastal towns in Louisiana and

Mississippi underwater.

Hundreds of thousands of people

fled before the storm hit, but many

others were left stranded on rooftops,

floating on makeshift rafts, and

separated from their families. Some

went without food or water for days.

Hospitals lost power. Telephone

systems failed. Hundreds of people

died.

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest and most costly natural disasters

in living memory. But how "natural" was it?

"The phrase 'natural disaster' misses the point," says geologist Jeffrey

Mount of the University of California, Davis. "This is only a disaster because

people got in the way. Hurricanes are a natural process."

In this latest

encounter between

people and nature,

nature seems to have

won. Some analyses

suggest, however, that

human actions made the

destruction caused by

Hurricane Katrina worse than it might have been. There were also things that

people could have done beforehand to lessen the hurricane's impact.

In fact, as horrifying as Katrina was, its effects weren't a complete surprise.

For years, scientists and engineers had been warning that just such a storm could

flood New Orleans and wipe out coastal communities.

Update:

這是整篇的原文網址

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/2005092...

因怕字數不夠,所以拆成多帖,讓幫助小弟的英文達人能多拿點分,感謝了......

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  • 野鶴
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    1 decade ago
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    8/29,颶風Katrina強烈侵襲美國東南部地區,並在某些地區傾洩了超過一英呎的降雨量.最高風速高達每小時40英哩,海平面高漲約20英呎.洪水氾濫,淹沒紐奧良及路易斯安納州的沿海城鎮和密西西比州.

    數十萬人在暴風襲擊前逃離家園,但仍有許多人受困於屋頂,漂流在臨時的橡皮筏與家人分散.許多人過著好幾天沒水沒食物的生活.醫院欠缺電力,電話系統故障,數百人因此喪生.

    強烈颶風Katrina是生命記憶中最致命與代價沉重的天然災害之一.但這究竟是什麼樣的自然現象呢?加州大學的地質學家Jeffrey Mount說:用天然災害ㄧ詞來形容,似乎有點不恰當.颶風本身只是自然而成的現象,只因為它對人們造成了妨礙與不便,才被視為災難.

    在最近的人類與大自然的衝突中,似乎都是大自然贏了.然而,若干分析指出-人類活動所造成的破壞遠比颶風Katrina本身所帶來的還要更糟.人們可以透過一些預防措施來減少颶風所帶來的影響.事實上,令人恐懼的颶風Katrina所帶來的影響並不讓人感到意外.許多年前,科學家及工程師們早就對這類型的暴風雨提出可能淹沒紐澳良與徹底摧毀沿岸社區的警告.

    Source(s): myself
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  • 1 decade ago

    內容:

    在8月。 29,颶風卡特裡娜猛攻東南美國

    並且傾倒超過一英尺在一些地方的雨。 暴風超過140

    英里/小時,和海洋提升象超過它的正常的水準20英尺一樣高。

    洪水跟隨,離開新奧爾良和路易士安那的沿海鎮和

    在水下的密西西比。

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    成千上萬人

    在風暴擊中之前逃離,但是很多

    其它人被留下在屋頂上陷入困境,

    漂浮在臨時代用品筏上,和

    與他們的家庭分離。 一些

    沒吃食品或者水數天。

    醫院失去權力。 電話

    系統失效。 數百人

    死。

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    颶風卡特裡娜是最致命和最昂貴的自然災害之一

    在活著的人的記憶中。 但是怎樣" 自然" 是它嗎?

    "片語'自然災害'抓不住要點," 地質學家傑佛瑞說

    加利福尼亞大學的底座,戴維斯。 "這只是一個災難因為

    人們礙事。 颶風是一個自然的過程。 "

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    在這裡最晚

    遇到在之間

    人和自然,

    自然好像對有

    贏。 一些分析

    不過建議那

    人行動使

    損壞引起由

    颶風比它可能壞的卡特裡娜。 還有事情那

    人們可能事先做減少颶風的影響。

    實際上,象卡特裡娜一樣使恐怖,它的影響不是完整的驚奇。

    多年,科學家和工程師一直警告只不過這樣的一陣風暴能

    淹沒新奧爾良和擦掉沿海社區。

    Source(s): ME*-*哇哈哈!!
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