The report reveals that Hurricane Hermine became the first hurricane to make US landfall in more than a decade, when it came ashore as a Category 1 strength storm near
The storm claimed at least three lives as flooding and high winds caused widespread damage and hundreds of thousands of power outages in
Hermine was the first hurricane to strike the state of
Meanwhile, a weakened Super Typhoon Meranti made landfall in
Other notable tropical cyclones during September included Typhoon Megi (
Further natural hazard events to have occurred worldwide in September include:
- A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck
Tanzania, killing at least 23 people and injuring 600 others. The government cited TZS1.0 trillion( USD458 million) was needed for recovery efforts in the Kagera region.
- Rare earthquake events were noted in the US state of
Oklahoma(magnitude-5.8), South Korea(magnitude-5.4), and Macedonia(magnitude-5.3).
- Torrential downpours in
India'sTelangana and Andhra Pradeshstates led to catastrophic flooding, killing at least 28 people. Local officials reported economic damage totaling INR32 billion ( USD479 million).
- Deadly and damaging flood events were recorded in
Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Canada, Mexico, Greece, Australia, and the US.
- The Soberanes Fire continued to burn in
California's Los Padres National Forestthroughout September, after first igniting on July 22. The blaze became the most expense fire to fight in US history ( USD235 million) and burned a total of 132,092 acres (53,455 hectares).
- Rounds of severe thunderstorms led to nearly three-dozen fatalities and more than
USD300 millionin economic losses around the globe. Chinaand Nigeriawere particularly impacted.
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