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26 Oct 2018 | 01:21 PM UTC

Kenya: Heavy rain prompts flooding on coast October 24-26

Kenya News Alert

Heavy rain causes flooding and transportation disruptions along the Kenyan coast October 24-26; further rain expected in the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Kenya, Kenya, Kilifi, Kwale County, Lamu county, Tana River county

Event

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.

Advice

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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