November 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated November 3, 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 November 2019:

  1. Somalia Floods
  2. Fires in Australia
  3. Earthquake in Iran
  4. Floods in Europe
  5. Thanksgiving Week Storms Plague Travelers

Somalia Floods

Colorado Fires

On November 1, many Somalian residents felt the effects of a flood that occurred the night before. More than 200,000 people were forced to flee their homes, as most of the town was submerged under water. Thousands of residents are in makeshift camps, and desperately need food and water. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh

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Fires in Australia

Australia Fire

On November 9, unprecedented bushfires raged through Australia, leading to the deaths of three people. Firefighters are currently fighting the fires and attempting to find the seven people still listed as missing. (CNN)

Photo Source: Pool Photo via AP

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Earthquake in Iran

Iran Earthquake

On November 8, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Iran. Over 300 people were injured and five died during the quake. (CNN)

Photo Source: Mohammad Zinali/Tasnim News Agency via AP

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Floods in Europe

Europe Floods

On November 18, a bridge in France collapsed as the country flooded. The collapse killed a 15-year-old girl. Venice and Florence, Italy have also been flooded, threatening the cities’ architecture. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

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Thanksgiving Week Storms Plague Travelers

US Snowstorms

On November 27, parts of the US experienced the third day of massive storms. Two massive storms have brought snow, rain, and high winds across the US. Flights have been cancelled and highways deemed dangerous, plaguing many Americans attempting to travel for Thanksgiving. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

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