Met warns of heavy rains, floods for next two days

Written By: Margaret Kalekye
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The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in most parts of the country for the two days in what is likely to cause flash floods.

The rains are expected to start pounding the Capital City Nairobi from 3PM Monday afternoon to Wednesday.

The Meteorological department noted that counties likely to be affected by the heavy rainfall include Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Baringo, Nakuru, Laikipia, Isiolo, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kiambu, Nairobi, Murang’a and Nyeri.

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“Heavy rainfall of more than 40mm in 24 hours is expected from this afternoon (Monday 4th June, 2018) to Wednesday 6th June, 2018 in parts of Central and North Rift Valley, Northern and Central highlands regions” read the advisory.

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Residents have been advised to keep to safer grounds.

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“Residents in urban areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential flash floods. Keep to safer grounds until the flooding subsides”

“Flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasn’t rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than it looks. Avoid wading in moving water or driving through it. Minimize exposure to lightning by not sheltering under trees and near grilled windows or walking in open fields” cautioned the weatherman.

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Residents in landslide prone areas in Murang’a County have been advised to be on high alert.

 

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