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March 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated March 2, 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 March 2019:

  1. Winter Weather Alerts Continues
  2. Over a Dozen Tornadoes Hit Alabama and Georgia
  3. Bomb Cyclone to Hit US
  4. Cyclone Hits Zimbabwe
  5. Cyclone Idai Death Toll Worsens
  6. Midwest Flooding Continues
  7. Thunderstorm in Nepal

Winter Weather Alerts Continues

Winter Weather Alerts

On March 2, it was announced that more than 52 million Americans were under winter weather alerts, as a multitude of weather types has been predicted. Temperatures are expected to continue to drop. (CNN)

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Over a Dozen Tornadoes Hit Alabama and Georgia

Alabama Tornado

On March 3, over a dozen tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia. People hardly had any warning before the tornadoes hit, and unfortunately, 23 people died. Many homes and buildings have been damaged. (CNN)

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Bomb Cyclone to Hit US

Bomb Cyclone

On March 13, a “bomb cyclone” is expected to hit at least 70 million people in the US. The storm will bring hurricane-like winds, blizzard conditions, and hail. Blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect. On March 15, it was announced that the bomb cyclone had triggered massive flooding in Iowa and Nebraska, where one person died. (CNN)

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Cyclone Hits Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Flood

On March 16, at least 24 people died (and 40 more are missing) after a tropical storm, named Cyclone Idal, swept across Zimbabwe. The cyclone has left towns without power, and buildings have faced a lot of destruction. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

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Cyclone Idai Death Toll Worsens

Cyclone Idai

On March 23, more bodies were found in the floodwaters resulting from Cyclone Idai. As of now, the death toll has risen to 417 in Mozambique and about 700 total across Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

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Midwest Flooding Continues

Midwest Floods

On March 27, it was revealed that many farmers had to leave a year’s worth of harvest and livestock as the flooding in the midwest continued. Nebraska and Iowa farmers are facing a difficult road ahead. (CNN)

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Thunderstorm in Nepal

Nepal Storm

On March 31, a severe thunderstorm in Nepal left 25 people dead and another 400 injured. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

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