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METEO-FRANCE ECOLE NATIONALE DE LA METEOROLOGIECONCOURS INTERNE 2006 D’ELEVE-INGENIEUR DES TRAVAUX DE LA METEOROLOGIE - :- :- :- :- :-EPREUVE DE LANGUE VIVANTE : ANGLAIS Durée : 2 heuresCoefficient : 1 Traduire le texte suivant(dictionnaire non autorisé). - :- :- :- :- :-Americans get to know their hurricanes so well now. They christen them and watch them grow from little tempests way out at sea to big, clumsy storms spilling bright orange rings all over the weather maps. They can track them so closely that they fool themselves into thinking that what they can’t control, they can at least predict, with all their models and millibars, as though it were not in the very nature of hurricanes to skid and twist and break things. That’s worth remembering now as the skies clear and the US measures what worked and what didn’t, who overreacted, who waited too long, as though someone should have had perfect intelligence about the least predictable of all our natural enemies. Was any storm ever watched so closely as Rita, Katrina’s unwelcome sister ? (...) Politicians and reportersprowled the operation centers. The federal Emergency Management Agency rained press releases. Disaster officials positioned supplies every 3 m across East Texas –truckloads of water and ice, hospital beds, even the microchips to be implanted in dead bodies for identification. Fifty thousand troops were on the ground, as local, state and federal officials strapped themselves together in a life belt of plans and protocols designed to protect both the public and themselves And still the ironies blew in one after another. The previous storm was followed by so much failure that it all but ensured this one would be preceded by failure. Thirty four elderly people drowned in New Orleans because they didn’t leave, and twenty four people in Texas burned when they did. People filled their cars with their most precious possessions only to abandon them on the highway when the traffic stopped and the engines died. President Bush could not win; even before Rita hit, grouchy critics were saying “Well, of course, he’ll take care of his home state”And in sad and sodden New Orleans, where army engineers had spent the past three weeks dumping sand and gravel to patch the levees * the debates about rebuilding were drowned in a second wave. (Time Magazine October 3 rd 2005) * levees : digues