High-impact of weather and climate events in July 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.

 

Typhoon, floods, landslides - China, Pakistan, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Viet Nam

China
The worst flooding in more than a decade killed nearly 1 000 people across the country. Tens of thousands were stranded in the northeastern part of China without power.

Pakistan
Flash floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 200 and displaced thousands others.

India
At least 11 people were killed after heavy rains and floods in New Delhi. Construction sites for the Commonwealth Games were heavily flooded.

Singapore
Two months of flash floods submerged low-lying areas and overwhelmed Singapore's drainage system of the wealthy metropolis.

Philippines
Typhoon Conson killed at least 20 people, with 60 others reported missing. Several shanties and towns were destroyed along with widespread blackouts in Manila.

Viet Nam
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the north due to threats of flash flooding and landslides, as the death toll from Typhoon Conson hit 70.

Sea level rise - Panama
Rising seas from global warming, coming after years of coral reef destruction, forced thousands of indigenous Panamanians to leave their ancestral homes on low-lying Caribbean islands.

Drought - Russia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Thailand, Viet Nam
Rice exportation in Thailand and Viet Nam, the world's two largest rice exporters, suffered setbacks due to severe drought conditions that threaten the crop's global supplies.

Russia
The worst drought in decades has affected the world's biggest wheat exporter. Global prices soared to the year's highest.

Smog - Russia
The worst smog to hit Moscow in almost a decade sent pollution 10 times above safe levels. Residents were inhaling the equivalent of 40 cigarettes every few hours.

Tornadoes - USA
Powerful storms spawned by intense heat and humidity produced floods and tornadoes in the Midwest, disrupting travels and cutting power to thousands of homes.

 

 

 

 
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