July 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated July 7, 2019 | 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 2019:

  1. One Million Evacuated from Japan
  2. Dam Bursts in India
  3. Major Earthquakes in California
  4. Flash Floods Worldwide
  5. Floods and Landslides Continue in Nepal and India
  6. Heat Wave in US Leads to Power Outages
  7. Fires, Tornadoes, and Storms
  8. Earthquakes Hit Philippines

One Million Evacuated from Japan

Japan Rain

On July 3, heavy rainfall led to 1 million Kyushu Island residents to evacuate. Meteorologists expect the island to be hit by 13.7 inches of rain in one day. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

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Dam Bursts in India

India Rain

On July 2, after days of heavy rain, a dam burst in India killing 11 people. Thirteen people are still missing. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

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Major Earthquakes in California

California Earthquake

On July 4, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California. On July 5, a 7.1 magnitude hit the same area. Many buildings were damaged and an estimate of injuries and casualties has not been released yet. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Flash Floods Worldwide

Flash Floods - Spain

On July 9, flash floods in Washington D.C. and France have left many people stranded. The floods in France have left at least one person dead. On July 11, flash floods in the US northeast swept away cars and people, killing at least two. Other areas in the US are currently under hurricane watch. On July 12, Louisiana declared a state of emergency as it braces to get hit by Tropical Storm Barry. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

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Floods and Landslides Continue in Nepal and India

India and Nepal Floods

On July 15, heavy rains that led to landslides have killed at least 88 people, and displaced thousands of more, in Nepal and India. Both countries have stated that search and rescue efforts have been increased. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Anupam Nath

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Heat Wave in US Leads to Power Outages

Heat wave

On July 19, heat waves across the US caused more than fires. Both Wisconnsin and New York experienced power outages due to the heat. On July 22, the heat wave finally showed signs of cooling down. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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Fires, Tornadoes, and Storms

US Severe Storms

July continues to bring natural disasters to much of the US. On July 23, a storm ravaged Virginia and killed two people. The cold front was originally welcomed, but has now brought various thunderstorms and heavy rains. Nearby, also on July 23, Cape Cod was hit by a rare tornado. On July 24, flash floods hit New York, but no casualties were reported. More than 50,000 people were without power, but no deaths were reported. On the other side of the country, many states are experiencing wildfires. On July 23, a wildfire in Arizona grew to be 1,800 acres. No deaths have been reported. Close by, on July 24, a fire in Idaho grew to 90,000 acres. The fire was sparked by lightning two days prior. So far, no deaths have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: Stechshultsy via AP

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Earthquakes Hit Philippines

Philippines Earthquake

On July 27, at least 8 people died after earthquakes hit parts of the Philippines. The back-to-back earthquakes were 5.9 magnitude and 4.5 magnitude. (CNN)

Photo Source: Agnes Salengua Nico via AP

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