Over the weekend flood wreaked havoc in parts of Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot, leaving behind a trail of destructions and deaths. Kenya Meteorological Department in its most recent weather updates has warned Kenyans that the heavy rainfall being experienced across the country for the next couple of days will continue.
“Heavy rainfall in more than 30mm in 24 hours which is being experienced in several part sod the country is expected to continue over Western, Central region including Nairobi area, North Eastern, North Western, and Coastal Region of Kenya. In Western and Central regions including Nairobi Area, the rain intensity will progressively increase to 40mm in 24 hours between Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th. The rainfall is expected to reduce across the country on Saturday 25th 2020,” said the weatherman in a statement.
The weatherman has listed, Mombasa, Tana River, Marsabit, Wajir, Nyeri, Kiambu, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Samburu, Turkana, Isiolo, Nakuru, Migori, Garisssa, Busia, Kisii, Kakamega, Nandi, Trans-Nzoia, West Pokot among others as areas of concern.
“Residents in the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential floods. Residents are advised to avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees or near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes,” read the heavy rain advisory.
Those in landslide-prone areas, especially on the slopes of ranges and other hilly areas, should be vigilant. The public has been advised to listen to continue listening to local media for updates on any significant changes. Further advisories will be issued as the weatherman follows the progress of the weather events.