Weatherman warns of floods in Rift Valley region

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warmed of storms and floods in Rift Valley region, in the coming month of October following the continued rising of lake waters in the region.

In its forecast for the rainy months of October through to December, the Met department pointed out that landslides and mudslides and cases of flooding are also likely to be experienced in western Kenya.

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department Director Stella Aura, the Ministry of Interior and and other humanitarian institutions have been advised to put in place measures to avert possible negative impacts that may arise including loss of lives, livelihoods and property.

At the same time the department has advised those in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), where depressed rainfall performance is expected, to consider destocking of their livestock to minimize losses.

The department has also warned that human-wildlife and inter-community conflicts over the limited resources are likely to escalate, in these areas.

At the same time, the department warned that cases of respiratory tract diseases are likely to increase in dry areas in the months of October, November and December.


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