Brace yourselves for continued rains – weatherman tells Kenyans

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 23 Apr, 2024 12:47 | 2 mins read
A lady walking in the rain. PHOTO/Internet
A lady walking in the rain. PHOTO/Internet

The Kenya Meteorological Department has asked Kenyans in different parts of the country to brace themselves for moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the day.

According to the weatherman, the rains will continue in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, and the Rift Valley.

The North Western region and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi county will also be affected by the anticipated rains.

"Nairobi metropolis forecast: 🌧️ Anticipate moderate to heavy, possibly very heavy rainfall across multiple areas within the metropolis. Stay weather-aware and prepared! ☔️ Check for updates," the weatherman said in a statement shared on Tuesday.

The weatherman said most areas will experience thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Floods wreak havoc

The latest comes amid ongoing floods that have continued to wreak havoc in different parts of the country.

Various government entities have asked Kenyans to stay vigilant and protect themselves from the adverse effects of the rains pouring into different parts of the country.

In Nairobi, the county has taken measures to help combat the effects of the floods. Some of the measures taken by the county include working closely with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to ensure that the roads are passable.

"A number of roads were also affected, disrupting traffic and human movement especially Rada Odinga Road and Langata Road junction (near T-malll) that flooded due to huge volumes of water as a result of Ngong River bursting its banks. The water is currently flowing as the drainage system is working. Other roads affected include Uhuru Highway, Enterprise Road, OleOdume Road, Ojijo Road, Langata South Road, James Gichuru and many others," a statement from the county Governor Johnson Sakaja reads in parts.

The county head Johnson Sakaja also asked residents living along riverbanks to vacate for their safety and assured city dwellers that appropriate entities have been deployed to areas marooned by the floods.

He reiterated his commitment to addressing the challenges posed by the heavy rains and emphasized that residents should remain vigilant and exercise caution to safeguard themselves and their property.

"Please heed all warnings and advisories issued by the relevant authorities and avoid unnecessary travel in flood-prone areas. All county Government Emergency Services are on high alert and standby at the scene to provide the necessary support. In case of an emergency, you may reach the county following the hotline number 1508," Sakaja said.

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