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30 Apr 1991 description


UNDRO 91/0733
MONGOLIA - SEVERE WINDS/SNOW/STEPPE FIRE
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 APRIL 1991

1. SEVERE WINDS AND SNOW 21-23 APRIL PLUS LARGE STEPPE FIRES FROM ELECTRICAL STORM HAVE CAUSED TREMENDOUS LOSS OF CATTLE AND SOME HUMAN CASUALTIES.

2. DRASTIC, RAPID WEATHER CHANGES WITH TEMPERATURE DROP FROM 11-17 DEG. C. TO MINUS 10-24 DEG. C. IN AFFECTED AREAS INCL. 6 PROVINCES OF CENTRAL MONGOLIA (UBURKHANGAI, TOV, DUNDGOBI, KHENTEI, SUKHBAATAR AND DORNOD - EST. POP. 240,000).