October 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 October 2019:

  1. Firefighters Fight Wildfire in Colorado
  2. Wildfires in California
  3. Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan
  4. Siberian Dam Collapse
  5. Deadly Floods in Southern Europe
  6. California Wildfires Continue
  7. Cameroon Landslides

Firefighters Fight Wildfire in Colorado

Colorado Fires

On October 5, firefighters continued to fight a 6,000-acre blaze in Salida, a town about 142 miles south of Denver. The fire activity was originally minimal, but after a change in weather, it has increased. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski

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Wildfires in California

California Wildfire

On October 11, one man died after wind gusts worsened wildfires in Los Angeles. The fire has caused 100,000 people to flee. The fire began the night before. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Swanson

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Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan

Japan Typhoon

On October 12, Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan, killing 1 person and injuring another 33. The government has issued an Emergency Weather Warning Level 5, as citizens brace for heavy wind and rain. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Toru Hanai

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Siberian Dam Collapse

Siberian Dam

On October 19, a dam collapsed in Siberia, killing 15 people and leaving another 13 missing. The dam burst after heavy rain hit the area. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Vitaly Bezrukikh

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Deadly Floods in Southern Europe

Europe Flood

On October 23, flash floods in Spain and Italy have caused chaos. Multiple bodies have been found and many people are still missing. Rescue missions are in place. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Amel Emri

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California Wildfires Continue

California Wildfires

On October 26, two people died in California as the fires continued. Dozens of wildfires are currently going in California, and power has been cut off from 1 million people in an effort to combat the issue. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Cameroon Landslides

Cameroon Landslides

On October 30, a landslide in Cameroon killed 42 people. As rescuers surveyed the area, they were able to rescue a 12-year-old girl from the rubble. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Leclerc Tsakem

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