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21 avr. 2020 | 19h23 UTC

Kenya: Weather advisory in effect as heavy rains continue nationwide April 21

Kenya Alerte de sécurité

Authorities issue weather advisory on April 21 as heavy rains continue across Kenya; take necessary precautions

TIMEFRAME expected from 21/4/2020, 12h00 until 25/4/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Kenya

Event

The Kenyan Meteorological Department (KMD) issued a nationwide heavy rain advisory on Tuesday, April 21. Rainfall of more than 30 mm (1 in) is forecast until Saturday, April 25, with up to 40 mm (1.5 in) of rain possible in 24 hours between Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, for the western and central regions, including the Nairobi area.

The Nyando River reportedly overflowed in Ahero (Kisumu county) on Tuesday, requiring police to evacuate residents. Authorities have advised individuals in landslide-prone areas to remain vigilant, especially in the Aberdare ranges, Mount Kenya, and other hilly areas in the western region. Large waves and strong winds may cause storm surge along the coast, possibly affecting maritime operations.

Flooding and associated commercial and transportation disruptions, including road closures, are to be expected in the affected areas over the coming days. 

Advice

Individuals in Kenya are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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