Mongolia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods in Tuv and Govisümber Provinces

Emergency authorities in Mongolia report that 2 people have died and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed after floods in central areas of the country.

Floods in Tuv Province, Mongolia, June 2020. Photo: NEMA

According to the country’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), flooding struck on 21 June, affecting Tuv and Govisümber Provinces.

Mongolia’s Meteorological and Environmental Research Agency reported rain across western and central areas between 21 and 22 June, with 77 mm recorded in Zuunmod city and 61 mm in Mungunmorit, both in Tuv Province.

In Tuv province, disaster authorities reported flooding in Zuunmod, Altanbulag, Sergelen and Bayan on June 21, 2020, causing damage to around 400 properties or homes and killing over 4,000 livestock. Two fatalities were reported in Sergelen.

Homes were damaged in Sumber, Govisümber Province, where flooding also destroyed livestock and swept several vehicles off roads.