P35 Unit 5 What were you doing when the rainstorm came?
The Storm Brought People Closer Together
Ben could hear strong winds outside his home in Alabama. Black clouds weremaking the sky very dark. With no light outside, it felt like midnight. The newson TV reported that a heavy rainstorm was in the area.
Everyone in the neighborhood was busy. Ben's dad was putting pieces of woodover the windows while his mom was making sure the flashlights and radio were working.She also put some candles and matches on the table.
Ben was helping his mom make dinner when the rain began to beat heavily againstthe windows. After dinner, they tried to play a card game, but it was hard to havefun with a serious storm happening outside.
Ben could not sleep at first. He finally fell asleep when the wind was dyingdown at around 3:00 a.m. When he woke up, the sun was rising. He went outside withhis family and found the neighborhood in a mess. Fallen trees, broken windows andrubbish were everywhere. They joined the neighbors to help clean up the neighborhoodtogether. Although the storm broke many things apart, it brought families and neighborscloser together.