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Get Your Umbrellas Ready. The Rains Are Here! Kenya Met Department Says

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In you are in the following areas, you are advised to get your umbrellas, raincoats and even boats if you have to. After a long wait, the short rains have finally arrived as witnessed during the heavy pounding of Nairobi and its environs on Wednesday 11 October.

According to the Kenya Met department, heavy rains are today expected to pound huge sections of the Rift Valley, Western, and Central regions.

As a result, these areas may experience flooding and thus be risky to property and life.
“Ponds and large bodies of moving water may suddenly appear in unlikely places. People should also avoid wading through these waters, when they are one-foot high,” Director of Meteorological Services Peter Ambenje (pictured) said.  The department expected the rains as seen yesterday in the South Rift Valley region and parts of the Aberdares Ranges.

The rains would then be experienced in Central Rift Valley, Western Kenya, the Aberdares and Mt Kenya highlands.

“A similar situation may be experienced on Friday [tomorrow], but may be confined to fewer areas around Mt Elgon,” he added.
The most affected areas by the downpour will be Kericho, Bomet, parts of  Narok, Kisii, and the Aberdares.

“Residents in all areas are advised to be on the lookout for flash floods as some areas, which were previously dry, may receive heavy rainfall during the late afternoon and the night,” he said.

Other areas include Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Laikipia, Bungoma, Laikipia, Nakuru, and Migori.


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