High-impact of weather and climate events in September 2010


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, landslides, hurricanes, storms – Canada, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, India, Mexico

Hurricane Igor hit the Atlantic coast province of Newfoundland with heavy rains that obstructed activity in communities and disrupted road users.

At least 13 people died and 33 others reported missing across southern part when Tropical storm Fanapi struck Fujian province, China.

El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
Tropical depression Matthew killed at least four people as it triggered torrential rains on southern Mexico and much of Central America.

Flash floods triggered by Tropical storm Nicole killed eight people and dumped heavy rain on Florida, Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.

At least 47 people were killed after monsoon rains and landslides swept northern parts of the country.

Hundreds of mostly Mayan villagers were evacuated as Tropical storm Karl hit Yucatan Peninsula, distrusting power supply to tens of thousands of people in the rural area.

Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the central part killed at least seven people and left 20 missing.

Floods caused by the remnants of Tropical storm Hermine killed at least eight people in Texas.



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