High-impact of weather and climate events in June 2009

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.

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Heavy rains, floods, flash floods, monsoons, thunderstorms
Austria, Czech Republic, USA

Austria
The heaviest rains in 50 years triggered flooding that forced the evacuation of 950,000 artworks from the leaking underground depot in Albertina Museum in Vienna.

Czech Republic
Mudslides triggered by heavy rains and flooding in southern parts of the country damaged several houses and roads in the region.

USA
Heavy rains and strong winds caused severe damage in Mukwonago, south-eastern Wisconsin as trees fell, disrupting the flow of power supply.

A thunderstorm knocked out power to hundreds of south-east Missouri homes.

Heatwaves
India
A heatwave killed six people in Uttar Pradesh.

Tornadoes
USA

Three set of tornadoes destroyed at least three homes and several other buildings in the western part of Michigan.

Tropical Storm Nangka
Philippines
At least eight people were killed and 12 others missing after Tropical Storm Nangka swept through the central and northern parts of the country.

 

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