May 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated September 25, 2021 | 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 May 2019:

  1. Cyclone Fani Hits India
  2. The US Under Severe Weather Watch
  3. Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten US
  4. Historic Flooding in US

Cyclone Fani Hits India

Cyclone Fani

On May 3, Cyclone Fani hit India, killing eight to twelve people. The storm could have been much worse, but the area was able to successfully evacuate millions of people. The cyclone is now headed towards Bangladesh. (BBC)

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The US Under Severe Weather Watch

Severe Weather

On May 18, yet another severe weather watch was placed on various Midwest states. The weather is expected to bring rain, high winds, hail, and over a dozen tornadoes. Over 70 million people are affected by this threat. (CNN)

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Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten US

Midwest Tornadoes

On May 21, it was revealed that 19 tornadoes ripped through four different states. The tornadoes brought severe thunderstorms that are expected to cause flash flooding in the next few days. Many other states are experiencing severe snowstorms. By May 22, tornadoes labeled “wedge tornadoes” damaged various parts of Missouri, and floods wreaked havoc throughout the midwest. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

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Historic Flooding in US

Extreme Flooding

On May 27, a record 3.6 million people were under a flash flood warning, and over 50 million people are under severe weather watch. Thus far, the flooding has killed an estimated 12 people and another 1 person is missing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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