High-impact of weather and climate events in April 2010

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The information summarized has been culled from international press reports and is indicative only. For official information, including final statistics, readers are advised to contact the National Meteorological Service of the country in question.

 

Storms, floods and mudslides
Bangladesh, Brazil, India, USA

Bangladesh
At least 82 people were killed and over 80,000 homes destroyed by tropical storm in the five districts of Bihar.

Brazil
Over 224 people were killed and thousands rendered homeless in Rio de Janeiro state in the worst rains in 40 years, which triggered nearly 200 mudslides in poor hillside communities.

India
At least 31 people were killed and over 100 injured in severe storm that hit North Dinajpur district.

USA
At least 22 people died and thousands forced to evacuate their homes and hotels as deluge pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks across Tennessee and neighboring the states.
Meanwhile, violent thunderstorms triggered a tornado which killed at least 22 people and forced the Kentucky governor to declare a state of emergency.

Drought
China

Severe drought turned parts of Southern China into arid plains.

Heat wave
India

Temperatures of nearly 44 degreesĀ°C, the highest in 52 years, killed at least 80 people in parts of the country.

 

 

 

 
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