Eastern Aimags Devastated by Snowstorm and Strong Gales: Government Mobilizes Aid Efforts

2023-05-23 10:43:37

Ulaanbaatar, May 23, 2023 /MONTSAME/. A snowstorm and strong gales struck the eastern aimags on May 19, with wind speeds ranging from 18-20 m/s. In particular, Khentii and Sukhbaatar aimags witnessed even higher winds, reaching peaks of approximately 28-30 m/s. This severe weather event led to a natural disaster in the affected areas.


In response to the situation, an emergency meeting was convened, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia and the head of the State Emergency Commission. Representatives from key governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Energy, the National Emergency Management Agency, and the National Agency of Meteorology and Environment Monitoring, were in attendance to deliberate on the necessary actions.


As a result of the discussions, specific measures were determined. The State Reserve will play a vital role by providing essential resources such as fuel, protective clothing, and food packages to support the affected individuals residing in Khentii and Dornod aimags. Additionally, as an aid to those in Sukhbaatar aimag who have lost their homes in the powerful gales, gers will be donated. 


According to the decision, the National Emergency Management Agency has informed that the organization of delivering goods and materials from the State Reserve is currently underway.


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