September 2017 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated September 25, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

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The world, unfortunately, can be a very dangerous place. Accidents and natural disasters occur regularly and without warning. Please send out some good will, and look into ways that you can help disaster relief efforts around the world, and in your own neighborhoods. Here are some of the most notable disasters to occur so far in September 2017:

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Earthquake in Mexico Kills 90
  3. 8 Dead in Livorno Flooding
  4. 250 Dead After Earthquake in Mexico

Hurricane Irma

Wreckage After the Hurricane

On Sep. 1, Hurricane Irma first reaches Category 2 as it approaches the Leeward Islands. The hurricane will reach Category 4, going on to become the greatest Atlantic hurricane to pass beyond the Caribbean. The storm causes widespread devastation across several Caribbean countries, prompting housing crises and food shortages. Irma makes landfall in Florida, where several million lose power. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez

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Earthquake in Mexico Kills 90

Men Cross a Damaged Bridge in Chiapas

On Sep. 7, an 8.1 earthquake strikes off the coast of Mexico, near the Chiapas region. Tremors are felt for several hundred miles. The Mexican armed forces are dispatched to begin searching for survivors or casualties within the rubble of collapsed structures, and aid workers provide medication to those who left prescriptions in their destroyed homes. Mexican officials declare the official death toll to be 90 deceased, though the count may rise. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

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8 Dead in Livorno Flooding

The damage of the flood in Livorno, Italy

Between September 9 and 10, flooding in Livorno, Italy causes the death of eight people. ( Florence Daily News )

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250 Dead After Earthquake in Mexico

Volunteers search for survivors after the earthquake in mexico

At least 250 people were reported dead after a 7.1-quake earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, 2017. Mexico’s President—Enrique Pen֮a Nieto—has called a “new national emergency” in light of this tragedy. Mexico has dedicated three days of mourning to all the victims, according to CNN. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

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