High-impact of weather and climate events in June 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.

 

Hurricanes, storms, floods, landslides - Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Ghana, Pakistan, USA

Bangladesh
At least 150,000 people were killed and thousands of hectares of crops destroyed by floods triggered by weeks of heavy rain in northeastern Bangladesh.

Brazil
Heavy floods sparked by days of rains killed at least 41 people in northeast Brazil and at least several hundred were reported missing.

China
Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain killed at least 200 people in China's southwestern Guangxi region, while over 100,000 residents relocated, as Fu River in Jiangxi province burst through the Changkai Dyke.

France
The heaviest rain in more than 180 years in southeastern France killed 25 people. Flash floods and torrents of mud poured into towns, and thousands of people were evacuated.

Ghana
Flooding and heavy rains killed at least 24 people and destroyed homes.

Guatemala
Flooding and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Agatha killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America.

Mexico
Hurricane Celia, the first of the 2010 Pacific season, formed in the eastern Pacific near Mexico with winds up to 120km/h, disrupting the tourist resort of Acapulco.

Pakistan
Tropical storm Phet killed seven people and damaged millions of dollars worth of property as it swept along the coast.

 

 

 

 
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