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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE,2018-Residents of Rift Valley, Northern and Central Kenya regions have been asked to be ready for heavy rainfall beginning today through Wednesday this week.
The Kenya Meteorological Department says heavy rainfall of more than 40mm in 24 hours is expected in the said areas and could result to flush floods.
Some of the Counties to be affected include; Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Baringo, Nakuru, laikipia, Isiolo, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kiambu, Nairobi, Murang’a and Nyeri,” it said in a statement.
Residents in urban areas have been advised to be on the lookout for potential floods and to keep to safer grounds until the flooding subsides.
It also warned that flood water may suddenly appear in places where it hasn’t rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than it looks.
Residents in the affected areas have been urged to avoid wading in moving water or driving through it.
Members of the public have also been asked to avoid to lightning by not sheltering under trees and near grilled windows or walking in open fields as this may increase chances of been hit by lightning during the period.