BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,19TH SEPT 2017-Residents of the coast region have been asked to be alert with the region likely to be hit by heavy rains and floods that might witnessed in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday.
In a statement the Kenya Meteorological Department says that from Tuesday, Kwale, Mombasa and parts of Kilifi counties would experience heavy rains of around 30mm and above within 24 hours.
“The rains may start from southern Coast and spread into the northern areas by Wednesday and may continue to Thursday,” stated an advisory from the Director of Kenya Meteorological Department.
“The rains are likely to cause flooding in low lying areas near the coastline, river lines, areas near dams and other water repositories.”
The rains are predicted to spread to Lamu, the coastal parts of Tana River and southern parts of Taita Taveta counties on Wednesday according to the statement .Flooding may worsen in some parts of the region due to water accumulation on the ground from the rains expected on Tuesday.
Residents have been warned against walking in moving water or driving through it.
They were also urged to move to safer grounds until the flooding subsides.
“Flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasn’t rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than it looks. Users of canoes and small boats should be cautious of the storms and large waves,” warned advisory.