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September 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated September 6, 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 September 2018:

  1. Japan Hit by Typhoon Jebi and Earthquakes
  2. Flooding in North Korea
  3. Hurricane Florence Gains Strength
  4. Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China and the Philippines
  5. Floods in Nigeria
  6. Landslides Kill 12 in the Philippines
  7. Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Japan Hit by Typhoon Jebi and Earthquakes

Japan Earthquakes

On September 3, at least 6 people died as Typhoon Jebi washed over Japan. The typhoon also flooded an airport and caused a tanker to hit a bridge. Typhoon Jebi is the worst to hit Japan in 25 years. On September 5, seven more people died after a magnitude 6.7 quake hit Japan. (CNN/Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

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Flooding in North Korea

North Korea Flooding

On September 6, North Korea experienced severe flooding that left 76 people dead and another 100 missing. The Red Cross also claimed that the floods had left thousands homeless.

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File

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Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

Hurricane Florence

On September 11, more than 1 million people were told to evacuate the East Coast after it was announced that Hurricane Florence was gaining speed. By September 13, professionals predicted that 10 trillion gallons of rain may fall on North Carolina. On September 14, the hurricane hit the Carolinas, killing at least 20 people. Flooding is expected to get even worse as the storm continues into the next week. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Gerry Broome

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Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China and the Philippines

Asia Typhoon

On September 17, more than 3 million people were forced to evacuate southern China after Typhoon Mangkhut hit. The typhoon has caused mudslides, which have killed dozens and injured hundreds more. Before the typhoon hit China, it flooded the Philippines, killing over 50 people. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Vincent Yu

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Floods in Nigeria

Nigeria Flooding

On September 17, more than 100 people died after rivers flooded in NIgeria. The government is urging people to relocate as the rivers continue to overflow. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

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Landslides Kill 12 in the Philippines

Philippine Landslides

On September 20, after the typhoon hit the Philippines last week, landslides occurred, killing at least 12 people. Rescue workers have been working on pulling people from the rubble. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

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Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Indonesia Earthquake

On September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia led to a tsunami which is believed to have killed at least 400 people. At least 350,000 people have lost their homes after water flooded the city of Palu. On September 30, the death toll jumped to 832. (CNN/Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File

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