The search and rescue operations continued in the damage areas by the typhoon Hagibis in Japan. Read this information to know more about it.
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Rescue efforts continue in Japan in wake of devastating Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo / Search and rescue operations continued on Monday in parts of central, east and northeast Japan that were struck over the weekend by a powerful typhoon which left more than 40 people dead and caused severe flooding.

Over 110,000 members of the police, fire fighting and self-defense forces are taking part in the operations, according to government, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono ordered the deployment of 31,000 officers for the rescue efforts.

Kono underlined during an emergency meeting that the first 72 hours were crucial when it came to saving lives.

Rescue efforts could be hampered as rain is forecast in the affected areas on Monday evening and authorities have asked people to exercise caution amid increased risk of flooding and landslides following record rainfall due to the passage of the typhoon.

The government has also asked people to stay away from dangerous areas such as rivers and mountain slopes.

The death toll due typhoon Hagibis’ passage through Japan climbed to 42 on Monday, and 13 of them were reported from Fukushima prefecture and another eight from neighboring Miyagi, according to NHK.

Around 20 people are also missing and about 200 have been injured, according to the figures by rescue teams and local authorities.

The passage of Hagibis – the 19th typhoon of the season in the Pacific and one of the most powerful to hit Japan in decades – caused record rainfall in some areas of the archipelago and heavy rains in large parts of the country.

The rains also caused numerous dams located along at least 21 rivers in the country to collapse, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Nagano prefecture was among the worst affected by flooding due to the overflow of the Chikuma River, which flows through the region, leaving its residents stranded until they were rescued by helicopter and boats. (October 14, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly, it's said in the text that...)
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del testimonio de una persona que perdió su casa a causa del tifón Hagibis.
B
de todos los tifones que han pasado este año por Japón.
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de las tareas de rescate que se están realizando en las zonas afectadas por el paso de un tifón.
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En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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las autoridades desmienten que haya heridos a causa del tifón Hagibis.
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decenas de personas han perdido la vida a causa del tifón Hagibis en Japón.
C
se desconoce si hay o no víctimas mortales a causa del tifón Hagibis.
Question 3
Sobre las tareas de búsqueda y rescate se dice que... (About the search and rescue operations, it's said that...)
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continuarán a pesar del peligro y las lluvias.
B
no se realizarán por la tarde a causa de las lluvias.
C
comienzan este lunes a pesar de las fuertes lluvias.
Question 4
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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el tifón Hagibis pasó por Japón el fin de semana pasado.
B
ningún dique se derrumbó a causa de las fuertes lluvias.
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se desmiente que haya zonas inundadas a causa del tifón Hagibis.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
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decenas de miles de efectivos participan en las tareas de rescate.
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por ahora, no hay personas desparecidas.
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es poco probable que haya desprendimientos de tierra en algunas zonas.
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Literalmente, el adjetivo 'gubernamental' está relacionado con... (Literally, the adjective 'gubernamental' is related to...)
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todos los partidos políticos.
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la política en general.
C
el gobierno.
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En el texto, 'nipón' es lo mismo que... (In the text, 'nipón' is the same thing that...)
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'japonés'.
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'chino'.
C
'asiático'.
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En el texto, 'cadena' se refiere a... (In the text, 'cadena' refers to...)
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un objeto que está formado por eslabones de metal.
B
algo que se realiza de forma conjunta.
C
un canal de televisión.
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En el texto, 'mantenga' es una forma del...(In the text, 'mantenga' is a form of the...)
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imperativo.
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presente del indicativo.
C
presente del subjuntivo.
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'Dos centenares' es lo mismo que... ('Dos centenares' is the same thing that...)
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200 unidades.
B
20 unidades.
C
2.000 unidades.
Question 6
El artículo determinado para 'inundación' es: (The definite article for 'inundación' is:)
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el
B
lo
C
la
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Algo que está 'reblandecido' está... (Something that is 'reblandecido' is...)
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blando.
B
duro.
C
rígido.
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