A powerful storm called Cyclone Idai has hit the African nations of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. The storm has affected over 1.5 million people and left over 200 people dead.
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Unusually heavy rains in Queensland, Australia have caused massive flooding. The government was forced to open the Ross River Dam, flooding up to 20,000 homes.
An explosion at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico on Friday has killed at least 73 people and left over 70 injured. The pipeline exploded as people were trying to steal gas from the line.
Beach areas on Java and Sumatra in Indonesia were hit by a strong and unexpected tsunami on Saturday night. The tsunami came quickly and without warning, killing at least 370 people and injuring close to 1,500.
California is battling some of the worst wildfires in its history. Dry weather and strong winds have created monster fires more deadly than anything the state has seen before.
Hurricane Michael hit Florida on Wednesday with a force much stronger than most people expected. It caused great damage across several states and has now moved north into the Carolinas.
Two huge ocean storms that scientists have been tracking for days have finally hit land. Hurricane Florence hit the east coast of the US and Super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines.
Floods in Kerala, India have killed hundreds of people. The floods have forced over 300,000 people into emergency camps. Tens of thousands of others are still waiting for help.
California has been fighting wildfires across the state for over a month. Two of the largest fires have joined to create the largest wildfire in California's history.
Lombok, Indonesia, a place popular with tourists, has been struck by serious earthquakes. At the same time, in Jakarta, the country is preparing to hold the 2018 Asian Games.