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May 2022: Global environmental disasters

WorldMay 2022: Global environmental disasters

World (The Times Groupe)- In May 2022, the world experienced heavy rains and floods in Uganda and South Africa, landslides in Brazil, extreme heat in Spain, as well as tornadoes in the United States and Germany.

800 families in eastern Uganda were displaced by persistent rains on May 4.

On May 5, a powerful sandstorm sweeps through Iraq, killing at least one person and causing more than 5,000 to seek medical attention.

As part of a storm system, several tornadoes touch down in the US states of Texas and Oklahoma, on May 5.

Severe flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan on May 6, killing at least 22 people and injuring 40 others.

The Queensland region of Australia experiences unseasonably heavy rain and flooding on May 11, as the state receives between three and four months’ worth of precipitation in 48 to 72 hours.

There is heavy rain in central-northern Colombia, especially in the Antioquia region, including the Medellin City area, on May 13.

According to the Iraqi Health Ministry, thousands need medical attention in Iraq due to a sandstorm on May 16.

On May 18, a wildfire breaks out near the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, burning vegetation.

As a result of heavy rains hitting various parts of India on May 19, at least 11 people have been killed and over 600,000 have been displaced.

A heat advisory is in effect for much of Spain going into the weekend, with temperatures expected to reach record highs for May in several cities.

Tornadoes and flash floods hit western Germany on May 21, killing one person and injuring 40 others.

On May 23, hundreds of people are evacuated following heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’s eastern coastal province.

After heavy rains hit parts of China on May 27, at least four people were killed and many more are missing.

On May 30, 84 people have died from landslides and floods caused by heavy rains in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state in northeastern Brazil.

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