NAIROBI– The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in most parts of the country for the next two days and the likelihood of flash floods.
The rains are expected to start pounding the capital, Nairobi, from Monday afternoon to Wednesday while counties likely to be affected by 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.
Heavy rainfall of more than 40 millimetres in 24 hours is expected from Monday to Wednesday in parts of the Central Rift Valley and North Rift Valley and Northern and Central Highlands regions, the department said.
Flood waters 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.
Residents in landslide-prone areas have been advised to be on the alert.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK