Weatherman warns of very heavy rainfall till Monday.


The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in many areas across the country between Thursday 10th October and Monday 14th October 2019.

In a notice to the public, the weatherman says North Easter, Central and Coast Regions should expect High Rainfall Intensity during this period that is likely to be accompanied by strong winds.

Among the areas of concern include Highlands west of Rift Valley (Kakamega, Vihiga, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Bomet, Kisii and Nyamira), the Lake Basin (Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay and Busia), Counties in the Central Rift Valley (Nakuru, Narok, Laikipia and Baringo), Counties in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley (Nyeri, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Nyandarua), Nairobi area, Counties in the Coastal Strip (Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River and Lamu), North Eastern Kenya Counties (Wajir, Garissa and Mandera), Counties in the Southern Eastern Kenya (Machakos, Makueni and Taita Taveta) and the North Western parts of Kenya (Western parts of Turkana, Northern parts of Marsabit, and Samburu.

Residents in these areas have been warned of possible flash floods that might be deeper and heavier than they look even in areas that have not rained heavily.

They have also been cautioned against driving through, walking in moving waters or open fields and not to shelter under trees or grilled windows to avoid exposure lightening strikes.

The department says that these rains may result in storm surges along the coast hence fishermen and all in the marine industry should be on high alert.
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