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A tornado in Lebanon, Kansas
 发生在堪萨斯州莱巴嫩(Lebanon) 的龙卷风

 


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堪萨斯州的龙卷风
堪萨斯以许多东西闻名于世,如:小麦、向日蔡 ...及龙卷风!以堪萨斯州为背景,最着名的龙卷风故事是那一个?

法兰克巴姆(L. Frank Baum)所写的「绿野仙踪」(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz),在讲述一个名叫桃乐丝(Dorothy)的女孩,被堪萨斯州的龙卷风卷走,并降落在想像中的奥兹国。这个故事被改编成舞台剧,也曾被拍成电影。他可能看过电影的版本,片中的桃乐丝是由茱迪嘉兰(Judy Garland)饰演。

龙卷风是暴风的一种,它快速旋转的风向会形成一个漏斗状的云雾,又名「旋风」;它们自大雷雨的云端向下延伸,而龙卷风的旋转风速,时常达时速300英里!龙卷风常会快速的扫过任一地区,但却会造成严重的损坏。世上有许多惊人的龙卷风报告。其中一个例子是,一间学校内有85名学生的校舍被龙卷风拆毁,被带至离原校址400多英尺远的地方,所幸无人伤亡。另一个例子则为,五节铁路车厢,每节重达70吨,被龙卷风自铁轨上抬起。


Kansas is known for many things -- wheat, sunflowers ... and tornadoes! What famous story set in Kansas features a tornado?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, tells the story of Dorothy, who gets caught in a Kansas tornado and lands in the imaginary land of Oz. This story has been dramatized on stage and film. You might have seen the movie version, which stars Judy Garland as Dorothy.

Tornadoes are storms with rapidly rotating winds that form a funnel cloud. Also known as "twisters," they extend downward from the huge clouds of a severe thunderstorm. The winds that rotate within a tornado usually reach a speed of almost 300 miles per hour! A tornado often sweeps through an area quickly, but it can cause considerable destruction. There have been a number of remarkable reports of tornadoes. In one instance, a schoolhouse was demolished while the 85 students originally inside it were carried more than 400 feet with none killed. There was also a case of five railway coaches, each weighing 70 tons, lifted from their tracks.

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