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Global environmental disasters in September 2022

Global environmental disasters in September 2022
World witnesses range of environmental disasters including heavy rains, floods, wildfires

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) - The world witnessed several unexpected environmental developments and disasters in September, including catastrophic floods in Pakistan, heavy rains in Italy, wildfires in the US, deadly landslides in Uganda and a super typhoon in the Philippines as well as a powerful storm in Spain and a hurricane in Cuba.

Below is a timeline compiled by Anadolu Agency:

Sept. 1:

- A powerful typhoon hits southern Japan, bringing strong winds to Okinawa prefecture.

- Rain and flood-related mishaps over the past 24 hours across Pakistan produce 27 more casualties, including eight children, pushing the overall tally to 1,191.

Sept. 2:

- Another 19 people, including nine children, lose their lives in rain and flood-related mishaps across Pakistan in the past 24 hours, bringing the grim tally to over 1,200.

Sept. 3:

- With 26 more deaths over the past 24 hours, the death toll from raging floods in Pakistan reaches 1,290.

Sept. 4:

- A wildfire in northern Kazakhstan kills one person and damages 108 houses.

- Another 24 people lose their lives in flood-related incidents across Pakistan over the past 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 1,314.

Sept. 5:

- The death toll from ravaging floods in Pakistan reaches 1,325, with 11 more fatalities reported over the past 24 hours.

Sept. 6:

- The death toll is at four from Labor Day wildfires across the US state of California as dozens of fires have forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

- At least one person is killed and two others are missing as Super Typhoon Hinnamnor crosses South Korea and moves toward Japan's northern city of Sapporo.

- The death toll from gushing floods across Pakistan reaches 1,343, with 18 more fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.

Sept. 7:

- At least 15 people are confirmed dead in western Uganda after the East African nation was hit once again by landslides following another spell of incessant rainfall.

- The death toll from devastating floods across Pakistan jumps to 1,355, with 12 fresh casualties reported in the past 24 hours.

- Seven people die due to flooding caused by super Typhoon Hinnamnor in South Korea’s southeastern city of Pohang.

Sept. 9:

- The death toll from Pakistan's catastrophic floods rises to nearly 1,400, with 36 casualties, including 15 children, reported in the last 24 hours.

Sept. 11:

- Thousands of panicked citizens leave a densely-populated district in southern Pakistan following a fresh spell of floods, adding to the growing number of displaced people in the country.

Sept. 12:

- The Cedar Creek Fire in central Oregon has burned over 86,000 acres (34,802 hectares), according to data, as the US West faces a heat wave that has contributed to multiple infernos raging in the region.

Sept. 14:

- The death toll from devastating floods across Pakistan jumps to 1,481 with 54 casualties, including 18 children, in the past 24 hours.

Sept. 16:

- The death toll from Pakistan's ongoing floods rises to 1,508 as 22 more people, including six children, die in flood-related incidents in the last 24 hours.

- 10 people die as heavy rains and floods hit Italy’s central region of Marche, while another four people are still missing.

Sept. 19:

- Typhoon Nanmadol hits southeastern South Korea, causing damage, power outages and displacing hundreds of people.

- The death toll from Pakistan's ongoing floods jumps to 1,545 as 37 more people, including 18 children, die in flood-related incidents.

Sept. 20:

- At least two people have been killed and 115 others injured after a strong typhoon battered parts of Japan.

- More than 100,000 people are displaced in Nigeria due to floods triggered by torrential rains.

- Another 27 people are killed in flood-hit areas of Pakistan amid reports of outbreaks of waterborne diseases in the affected regions.

Sept. 21:

- The death toll and property damage from floods in Pakistan keep rising as 10 more people die and the total number of homes damaged across the country crosses two million.

Sept. 22:

- Authorities in El Salvador say seven deaths were reported after homes were destroyed in a landslide.

- Around 1,500 corpses are swept away by floods from a cemetery in northern Nigeria.

Sept. 24:

- Hurricane Fiona slams into Atlantic Canada, leaving a trail of destruction, hundreds of thousands without electricity and leading Cape Breton Island to declare a state of emergency.

- At least 26 people have been killed in rain-related mishaps in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the last 48 hours.

Sept. 25:

- Tropical Storm Hermine continues to batter the Canary Islands, causing power outages, floods, landslides and 215 flight cancellations.

Sept. 26:

- The death toll from floods in Pakistan is still rising as 42 more people die during the weekend across the country.

- A man dies after a record-breaking storm caused widespread flooding in the Spanish region of Murcia.

- Much of Florida is bracing as Hurricane Ian continues to gather strength in the Caribbean ahead of making landfall on the US state's west coast later this week.

Sept. 27:

- At least five people are dead and three others are missing after Super Typhoon Noru, locally known as Karding, hits the Philippines.

Sept. 28:

- Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba, causing severe damage and flooding on the island.

- The death toll from a super typhoon in the Philippines climbs to eight, while six others are still missing.

Sept. 29:

- Hurricane Ian rips into the Florida Gulf Coast with 150 mile (241 kilometer) per hour sustained winds, leaving flooding and destruction in its wake.

Sept. 30:

- At least 21 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, and emergency management officials in the US state of Florida expect that number to rise drastically.

source: News Feed
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