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July 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated July 3, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for July 2018:

  1. Heatwave Turns Deadly
  2. Flooding in Houston
  3. Heatwave Continues as Dozens Die in Canada
  4. Heatwave in Los Angeles
  5. Tropical Storm Beryl Heads Towards Puerto Rico
  6. Flooding in Japan
  7. Heavy Rains Hit Puerto Rico
  8. More Die in Japan Floods
  9. Hurricane Chris Weakens
  10. Landslides in India
  11. Myanmar Landslides
  12. Yosemite Highway Closed
  13. Lava Bomb Hits Tour Boat
  14. Japan Faces Heatwave
  15. Wildfire Spreads in Oregon
  16. Wildfires in Sweden
  17. Flooding in Asia
  18. Heatwave in Japan Breaks Record
  19. Landslides in Bangladesh
  20. Fire Causes Parts of Yosemite National Park to Close
  21. Wildfires Near Athens
  22. Carr Fire Heats Up

Heatwave Turns Deadly

Heatwave

On July 3, it was announced that the heatwave in the US is expected to last through July 4th. The heat advisory affects nearly 80 million people. So far, one person has died as a result, and two more deaths are under investigation. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/J. David Ake

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Heatwave Turns Deadly

On July 4, heavy rains caused flooding in Houston, reminding the city of the devastating floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The flooding caused many Fourth of July festivities to be cancelled. (CNN)

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Heatwave Continues as Dozens Die in Canada

On July 5, it was predicted that the heatwave that killed 33 people in Canada would begin to spread throughout the western US states. As the heat builds, wildfire concerns rise. (CNN)

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Heatwave in Los Angeles

Heatwave in LA

On July 7, thousands of people in Los Angeles lost power after a heat wave increased the demand for electricity. The unexpected demand caused power outages across the city. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

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Tropical Storm Beryl Heads Towards Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm

On July 8, Tropical Storm Beryl weakened as it approached Puerto Rico. The storm is expected to continue weakening, but is still headed towards the country. Puerto Rico is not currently under any warnings. (CNN)

Photo Source: NOAA via AP

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Flooding in Japan

Flooding in Japan

On July 8, flooding in Japan led to landslides that left at least 85 people dead and another 58 missing. Another 2 million have been forced to leave their homes, as hundreds of homes continue to be destroyed. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo Haruka Nuga

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Heavy Rains Hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Rains

On July 9, Storm Beryl brought heavy rains and wind to Puerto Rico. Power outages have occurred, and parts of the country are under flash flood warnings. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo

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More Die in Japan Floods

Flooding in Japan

On July 10, it was announced that the death toll from the floods and landslides in Japan rose to 155. Rescuers continue to look for survivors, as dozens of people are still missing. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Haruka Nuga

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Hurricane Chris Weakens

On July 11, Hurricane Chris was announced to have weakened, but is still moving fast. The hurricane is expected to pick up speed in the next couple days. North Carolina and mid-Atlantic states are expected to be affected. (CNN)

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Landslides in India

India Landslide

On July 11, landslides were triggered by heavy rains in India. The landslides killed eight children and a woman. Rescue workers are still looking through debris for survivors. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

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Myanmar Landslides

Myannmar Landslide

On July 14, a landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 15 people and injured another 45. The affected miners were not working for a company. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Yosemite Highway Closed

Yosemite Wildfire

On July 16, a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park continued to burn. The fire has killed one firefighter, and caused the highway to the park to close. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File

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Lava Bomb Hits Tour Boat

Lava Bomb

On July 17, a lava bomb in Hawaii hit a tour boat, injuring 23 people. The lava bomb left a hole in the boat?s roof. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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Japan Faces Heatwave

On July 17, Japan faced an intense heatwave that left at least 14 people dead. Temperatures were over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and were combined with humidity. (Reuters)

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Wildfire Spreads in Oregon

Oregon Wildfire

On July 18, one person died as the wildfire in Oregon spread. The fire is a 45,000-acre fire, and people are still being told to evacuate. (CNN)

Photo Source: Tristan Fortsch/KATU-TV via AP

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Wildfires in Sweden

Wildfires in Sweden

On July 19, wildfires in Sweden left nearly 100 people evacuating their homes. Red Cross plans to help soon, as there are 80 fires in Sweden right now. (CNN)

Photo Source: Maja Suslin/TT via AP

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Flooding in Asia

On July 22, it was reported that flash flooding in Vietnam killed 21 people, while landslides led to the evacuation of 190,000 people in Shanghai. Rescuers are still searching for missing people. (CNN)

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Heatwave in Japan Breaks Record

On July 23, the temperature in Kumagaya reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the record set in 2013. Officials have issued warnings for people to stay inside. (BBC)

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Landslides in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

On July 25, five people died and thousands more were forced to relocate after heavy rains created landslides in Bangladesh. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File

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Fire Causes Parts of Yosemite National Park to Close

Yosemite

On July 25, it was announced that some areas of Yosemite National Park will close due to the ongoing wildfires. Yosemite Valley and Wawona are two of the destinations that will close. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger, File

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Wildfires Near Athens

Greece

On July 25, wildfires in Greece left at least 74 people dead. Residents were forced to escape the flames by jumping into the sea. Boats have been sent to help. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

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Carr Fire Heats Up

Carr Fire

On July 31, the Carr Fire in Northern California continued to rage. As winds picked up, the fire created its own localized weather system because it has become so hot. Nineteen people remain missing, as the fire has burned 103,772 acres since it began last week. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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