Heavy rainfall along the Kenyan coast caused flooding between October 24-26. The most affected areas include Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, and Tana River counties. Strong winds and tidal surges were also reported in these coastal areas, leading to infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions. Rain is expected to continue through Friday, October 26. Further related disruptions are possible in the coming days.
Individuals in coastal Kenya are advised to monitor developments to the situation and anticipate transportation disruptions. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwaters may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwaters should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.
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