November 2020 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated November 6, 2020 | 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 2020:

  1. Tropical Storm Eta Hits
  2. Wetlands on Fire
  3. Typhoon Vamco Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Eta Hits

Storm Eta

On November 4, Tropical Storm Eta hit Nicaragua and other areas of Central America with strong winds and heavy rain. At least two people have died due to a landslide and one more due to a collapsed home. The tropical storm began as a category 4 hurricane. On November 5, Tropical Depression Eta moved towards Cuba after leaving at least 100 people dead in Central America. Thousands of people have been evacuated due to the storm. The storm has caused mudslides and left thousands of homes flooded. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Herrera

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Wetlands on Fire

Wetlands Fire

On November 13, CNN reported on the months-long wildfires occurring in South America’s Pantanal region. These fires have burned 28% of of the floodplain that stretches across Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Many homes and habitats have been destroyed by these fires; however, the most damaging effect is on the carbon sinks that exist in the area. These are essential to the ecosystem. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andre Penner

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Typhoon Vamco Makes Landfall

Typhoon Vamco

On November 15, after leaving 67 dead in the Philippines, Typhoon Vamco made landfall in Vietnam. The storm contains high winds and heavy rainfall, which carries the threat of flooding and landslides. At least 468,000 people will be evacuated by the end of the week. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Aaron Favila

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