What is the Problem
Objectives** Use modal verbs to talk about issues and solutions
Natural disasters are bad events caused by nature, such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Some natural disasters are seasonal and usually happen unexpectedly, so it is hard for scientists to predict when they might occur. Natural disasters have many harmful effects on the livelihoods of the population in the area where they strike. For example, flooding near Tonle Sap in Cambodia destroys the houses, livestock, and crops of the farmers. Moreover, children are not able to go to school because the roads and school grounds are covered by water, so they have no choice but to wait till the water levels drop to resume their normal lives again. People who have experienced a natural disaster might feel shocked, distressed, or lost. Therefore, they need our help to get them through the hard time.