High-impact of weather and climate events in July 2007

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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.

Heavy rains, floods, lightning, landslides, mudslides, severe storms - Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, USA, Viet Nam

Bangladesh
At least 25 people were killed and over 675 000 villagers forced to move to temporary shelters in severe floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains.

Burkina Faso
More than 2 000 people were forced to abandon their homes in floods that destroyed several homes in the western Bama region.

China
Landslides and floods killed 24 people and six others declared missing in Hubei Province in central China after a severe storm.

India
Mudslides caused by torrential monsoon rains killed at least 12 people in western India and Mumbai.

Indonesia
Fatal landslides triggered by torrential rains on Sulawesi Island killed at least 7 people and displaced over 16 000.

Nepal
Floods triggered by incessant rains destroyed thousands of homes and hectares of crops and caused disruption in transport and electricity supplies.

Nigeria
Floods left at least 500 houses and 100 vehicles damaged and more than 1 500 people homeless in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Pakistan
At least 30 people were killed and about10 000 rendered homeless in flash floods that swept through six villages in Baluchistan province.

Sudan
Flash floods and rains killed some 59 people and damaged 35 000 homes.

Tajikistan
A mudslide killed at least 12 people.

United Kingdom
The worst flooding in 60 years killed eight people in west England, disrupted road and rail traffic. Thousands of people in southern and central England had to abandon their cars on flooded highways.

USA
Floods caused by heavy rains forced hundreds of people from their homes in Kanssas, Missouri and Texas. Some 100 houses were damaged in Nebraska County.

Viet Nam
Lightning killed five farmers and injured two in northern Viet Nam.

Severe storms - China, Japan

China
A tornado killed 14 people and injured 146  in the eastern part of the country.

Japan
At least four people died when typhoon Man-yi struck the southern islands of Okinawa with torrential rains and high winds.

Heatwave, wildfires - Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

Croatia
Five people died as a result of heatwave in parts of the Balkans as temperatures rose to 42°C.

Hungary
About 500 people died of heatstroke, cardiovascular problems and other heat-related illnesses as the temperature hit a record 40°C.

Romania
Twelve people died when fire-fighters, soldiers and volunteers battled wildfires across south-eastern Europe caused by a persistent heat wave.

Serbia
More than 50 forest fires were ignited as temperatures reached 43°C Celsius.

Drought - Australia
The worst drought in 100 years killed dozens of native trees and forced kangaroos into cities in search of food and water.

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