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.
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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.
On Monday, a dam in Laos broke after heavy rains. The flooding has forced thousands of people from their homes. Several people have been killed, and hundreds are still missing.
Angela Hernandez was very lucky. When her car fell off a cliff into the ocean, Ms. Hernandez didn't die. But she was trapped for a week before she was saved.
Very, very heavy rains have caused huge floods and landslides in Japan. Over 110 people have been killed and millions have had to leave their homes.
On Sunday, a volcano in Guatemala erupted, sending burning clouds of gas and rock down below. About 100 people died and 300 were hurt. Around 200 people are still missing.