The Kenya Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a warning to three major regions in the country over expected heavy rainfalls that could cause flooding.
According to Kenya Met, the intense rainfall which is expected to begin on December 10 will affect the Lake Basin, Western Kenya, and South Rift Valley regions.
“Beginning Sunday 10th December, isolated storms and intense rainfall are forecast for the Lake Victoria Basin, Western Kenya & South Rift Valley,” Kenya Met announced.
In an advisory, Kenya Met noted the listed counties would begin experiencing heavy downpours from Sunday that would stretch over to subsequent days.
According to the department, residents in the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential floods and possible destruction of property.
“Residents are forewarned to adhere to weather and flood alerts to avert more injuries and fatalities.”
The government projected that the anticipated rainfall will continue until December 15.
According to Mwaura's statement, Tana River flooding will continue to affect the surrounding areas and is expected to disrupt movement along the Garsen -Lamu road.
"We urge residents to be on the lookout and act on alerts and warnings on the road status," Mwaura noted.
Since the onset of El Nino rains, 168 Kenyans have died.
"Regrettably, in the past 24 hours, 3 Kenyans have succumbed to the ongoing floods, with one fatality reported in Tharaka Nithi, Nandi, and another in Migori County," Mwaura observed.
"Our sincere sympathies and condolences to those who have lost their loved ones."
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