Weatherman warns of heavy rains starting tomorrow.

A section of Makongeni's Phase 13 that was submerged in flashfloods in November last year during the short rains season. 

The Kenya Meteorological Service has issued an alert for Kenyans to brace themselves for heavy rainfall in most parts of the country starting from tomorrow Monday May 21st to run up to Tuesday May 22nd.

According to an alert sent this morning, heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow in parts of Western, Central and North Rift Valley, Northern and Central regions.

“Heavy rainfall of more than 50mm in 24 hours is expected from Monday May 21, 2018 in parts of Western, Central and North Rift Valley, Northern and Central regions,” reads the statement.

Among areas marked as of concern include Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Mandera, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Baringo, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Kiambu, Murang’a and Nyeri.
People residing in urban areas have been advised to be on the lookout of potential flash floods.

“Flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasn’t rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than it looks. Do not walk in moving water or drive in it,” warned the statement.

Those in possible flood areas have been urged to keep to safer grounds until the floods subside.
People have also been warned to avoid sheltering under trees and near grilled windows or walk on open fields.

“Residents in landslide prone areas of Murang’a County should be on high alert,” added the statement.

The Met department appeals to Kenyans to keep glued to the local media for periodic updates of the weather conditions, just in case they may change significantly.

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