High-impact of weather and climate events in June 2006


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 rain, lightning, flash flood, landslides/mudslides - Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, USA  

Over 200 houses were washed away by floodwaters and crops damaged by heavy rain.  

More than 70 heads of livestock were killed by lightning. 

Floods killed at least 46 people in southern China and forced more than 120 000 to flee their homes. 

At least four people died and about 1 500 others were forced from their homes.  

Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in the north-east.   

Twenty-eight people died from lightning strikes and rain-related accidents which also caused the displacement of over 25 000 people.  

At least 92 people were killed and 42 others reported missing in Sulawesi after torrential rains caused floods and landslides. 

Several hours of torrential rains disrupted air traffic in Gombe State. 

Poland and Slovakia
Hundreds of people were evacuated in flooding caused by torrential rain.

At least 10 people died in flooding and three others were declared missing. 

Torrential rains sparked flash floods across Houston (Texas), Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Streets were flooded and communications and transport systems were disrupted.

Snow  - New Zealand
Snow, ice and flooding closed major highways, roads and schools.  

Drought - France, Pakistan, USA

Drought was declared in 15 departments on Tuesday as temperatures climbed above seasonal norms and officials took early steps to protect the elderly. 

At least two people were killed and twelve wounded as villagers fought over water. 

Two counties in Texas experienced severe drought. 

Severe storms, tornadoes  - USA
Over two dozen homes were damaged in Wisconsin. Several mobile homes were destroyed in southern Indiana.

Tropical storms - USA, China

Alberto in the gulf of Mexico triggered heavy rains in Florida, bringing down trees and flooding streets. 

Jelawat disrupted the transport system in the southern parts of Hainan and Guangdong provinces.  

Windstorm - Pakistan
Five people were killed and more than 30 others injured in  a powerful windstorm followed by rain.

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