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Meteorological department warns of flood in coast

 

 

The weatherman says heavy rainfall is expected in parts of coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Lamu this week.

The heavy rain may cause flooding in part of the said counties. The rains are expected to last for three days.

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department on Monday, rains exceeding 30mm are expected on Tuesday on the Southern Coast before spreading to North Coast on Wednesday.

The department asked the coast resident to exercise vigilance for the period of the heavy rainfall as flood water are expected to hit some part of the said counties.

“The rains may start from southern Coast and spread into the northern areas by Wednesday and may continue to Thursday,” Meteorological Department says.

“The rains are likely to cause flooding in low lying areas near the coastline, river lines, areas near dams and other water repositories.”

Five month ago 14 people among them children died after heavy rainfall caused flooding in some part of Kwale and Mombasa counties.

Nahid Musa who is the Chairman of Mombasa Disaster Committee said they have taken measures to avert any calamities from the expected rains.

“We are aware and we have received the alert. I urge residents living in flooding areas to be careful,” he said.

Kenya Red Cross Society and National Disaster Operations Center have been put on high alert to avert the loss of lives in the event of flooding.

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