High-impact of weather and climate events in August 2007


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.

Heavy rains, floods, flash floods, lightning, landslides, mudslides and monsoon
Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Greece, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Viet Nam, Sudan, USA

At least 210 people died and more than 53000 contracted water-borne diseases, as a result of the worst floods in recent years to nearly 500 years. Bulgaria
Seven people were drowned and four missing in severe flooding caused by heavy rains. China
Flash floods killed 78 in central China and 18 were reported missing. Fourteen people were also killed in landslides with at least six others missing.

Summer storms flooded farms and village homes in the northern parts, destroying crops and forcing the evacuation of a campsite.

At least 311 people died as a result of monsoon floods.

Twenty people were buried in mud after landslides.

At least 14 people were killed and thousands of families forced to leave their homes as a result of flash floods.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Hundreds of people died and about 30,000 houses were swept away or destroyed.

At least four people were electrocuted during heavy rains in Karachi.

Six people were killed in landslides triggered by rainfall.

Viet Nam
Flooding killed at least 32 people and displaced thousands.

The worst floods in living memory claimed at least 72 lives with 73839 houses completely destroyed.

Heatwave - Japan
At least seven people died as the temperature hit 40.9°C.

Drought - Australia
Adelaide and Brisbane were hit by severe drought.

Tropical cyclones
Hurricane Dean - Jamaica, Mexico

About 300 000 people were displaced as Dean triggered mudslides and blocked roads.

At least 10 people were killed as Dean flooded streets and toppled trees across the Yucatan Peninsula.

Typhoon Usagi - Japan
Eighteen people were injured and thousands made homeless.

Typhon Egay - Philippines
At least one person died and thousands were evacuated when Egay triggered heavy rains with gusty winds.

Tropical Storm Wutip - Philippines
Three people were killed, 17 injured and 13 declared missing when Wutip caused floods and landslides in the northern parts forcing thousands to seek shelter.

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