Cite

October 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated October 7, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

World News | Science & Technology News | US News

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 October 2018:

  1. Death Toll of Indonesia Tsunami Rises
  2. Deadly Earthquake in Haiti
  3. Flash Floods in Majorca
  4. Hurricane Michael Hits
  5. Deadly Flood in Southern France
  6. Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises
  7. Flash Flood in Jordan

Death Toll of Indonesia Tsunami Rises

Indonesia Tsunami

On October 2, the death toll from the tsunami in Indonesia last week rose to 1,234. The city of Palu is panic stricken as clean water and food are limited. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File

Return to Top of Page

Deadly Earthquake in Haiti

Haiti Earthquake

On October 7, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti, killing 12 people and wounding 188. Haiti is still recovering from the earthquake that hit nearly eight years ago. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery

Return to Top of Page

Flash Floods in Majorca

Majorca Floods

On October 9, a flash flood in Majorca left at least 10 people dead. Hundreds of responders have rushed to the scene in hopes of saving more missing people. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Joan Llado

Return to Top of Page

Hurricane Michael Hits

Hurricane Michael

On October 10, Hurricane Michael hit Panama City first, with winds reaching over 80 mph. After hitting Panama City, Hurricane Michael hit Mexico Beach with winds of 155 mph. The beach itself is in ruins. However, by the end of the day, the storm had been downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a Category 3. By October 15, the death toll had reached 19. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Goldman

Return to Top of Page

Deadly Flood in Southern France

France Flood

On October 15, flash flooding in southern France killed at least 10 people. Three months of rain fell in six hours, causing rivers to flood and roads to be closed. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Fred Lancelot

Return to Top of Page

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises

Hurricane Michael

On October 16, it was announced that 27 people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael. Hundreds of people are still considered missing, but an exact number has not been given. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Goldman

Return to Top of Page

Flash Flood in Jordan

Jordan Flash Flood

On October 25, a flash flood in Jordan killed 21 people after the water swept away a school bus. About 37 people have been rescued as rescuers comb through the Dead Sea. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Omar Akour

Return to Top of Page