Heavy rainfall on Sunday caused flash flooding in Ulaanbaatar. Many livestock drowned in rough waters while storm damaged building and gers, and sent firefighters racing to rescue.
The National Emergency Management Agency recorded 89 emergency phone calls related to flooding in Ulaanbaatar; 45 of them were in Songinokhairkhan district.
In 2021, Mongolia experienced a sequence of prolonged, torrential rains which have triggered a series of flash floods in at least seven provinces across the country, including the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The floods affected close to 6 000 people while heavily damaging more than 1 500 houses, many of them completely destroyed. A number of livestock, a main source of livelihoods for many in the country, have also perished, disrupting day-to-day lives and leaving the livelihoods of the impacted families in tatters.