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November 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated November 6, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

World News | Science & Technology News | US News

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 November 2018:

  1. Italy Death Toll Rises
  2. California Wildfires Expand
  3. California Fires Continue
  4. Heavy Rains in California
  5. Extreme Cold in Cape Cod
  6. Search in California Wildfire Officially Ends
  7. Earthquake in Alaska

Italy Death Toll Rises

Italy Flood

On November 5, the death toll due to the Sicily flood rose to 29. The floods have caused more than $1.14 billion worth of damages. (CNN)

Photo Source: Vigili del Fuoco via AP

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California Wildfires Expand

California Wildfires

On November 9, the three wildfires in California spread rapidly, burning the length of a football field every second. So far, five people have died as a result of the fires. By November 10, the death toll rose to 23 people. The fires continue to burn celebrity homes and TV sets. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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California Fires Continue

California Wildfires

On November 14, the death toll due to the California fire spiked to 50. There are also over 100 people missing, 75 of whom are senior citizens. The fires have yet to be contained, and continue to scorch land and homes. By November 18, the death toll rose to 76, and over 1,000 people remain missing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Locher

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Heavy Rains in California

California Wildfires

On November 23, heavy rains in California helped douse the deadly wildfire; however, the rains bring risk of flooding and mudslides. The fire is now 85% contained. A total of 85 people have lost their lives, and over 200 still remain missing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne

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Extreme Cold in Cape Cod

Cape Cod

On November 25, extreme cold in Cape Cod, Massachusetts led to the death of 173 sea turtles. Over 200 were cold-stunned, which is much more than usual. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/William J. Kole

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Search in California Wildfire Officially Ends

End of California Fire

On November 29, the search for remains in the deadly California wildfire officially came to an end. The fire was fully contained on November 24, resulting in 88 dead and 196 still missing. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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Earthquake in Alaska

Alaska Earthquake

On November 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Alaska surprised residents, and led to a tsunami warning. Various roads and buildings were destroyed. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dan Joling

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