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September 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated September 7, 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 September 2019:

  1. Flash Floods in Kenya
  2. Hurricane Dorian Devastates
  3. Extreme Weather Hits Spain
  4. Tropical Storm Karen Forms
  5. Deadly Pakistan Earthquake
  6. Record Breaking Snow in Montana

Flash Floods in Kenya

Kenya Floods

On September 1, flash flooding in a Kenyan national park led to the death of six people and one tourist is still missing. The floods happened at Hell’s Gate National Park. (CNN)

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Hurricane Dorian Devastates

Hurricane Dorian

On September 4, flooding in the Bahamas worsened after the area was hit by Hurricane Dorian. In areas hit, nearly 60% of the homes were destroyed. The storm has killed 8 people thus far, but the death toll is expected to rise. The storm seems to have bypassed Florida and Georgia and is now headed towards the Carolinas. Residents in all three areas are bracing themselves. On September 7, the storm passed the US and headed towards Canada. It had hit North Carolina and many eastern states, killing at least 5 people. By September 7, the death toll in the Bahamas was calculated to be 43, with expectation of a higher number later on. About 70,000 people in the Bahamas are now homeless. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

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Extreme Weather Hits Spain

Spain Weather

On September 13, three people died after severe weather hit the southeastern area of Spain. The storms have led to heavy rains and flooding. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alfonso Duran

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Tropical Storm Karen Forms

Tropical Storm Karen

On September 23, Tropical Storm Karen began forming near the coast of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Tropical storm watches have been placed in both areas. That night, Puerto Rico was hit by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by at least three aftershocks. Thus far, no damage or deaths have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Giusti

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Deadly Pakistan Earthquake

Pakistan Earthquake

On September 25, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake killed 38 people and injured hundreds more in Pakistan. Military forces are still on rescue missions and assessing the damages. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

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Record Breaking Snow in Montana

Montana Snow

On September 30, record snowfall fell on Montana. The city of Great Falls got 9.7 inches on September 29, and another 9.6 inches on September 30. Other cities saw more than 30 inches of snowfall. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Volz

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