Be on the lookout for landslides- Met dept warns Kenyans

Watch out for heavy rainfall

Met dept warns of landslides due to heavy rainfall (Photo: Courtesy)

The Kenya Meteorological Department has asked Kenyans to be on the lookout for landslides due to heavy rainfall expected this week.

In the statement, the Met department said that heavy rainfall will be experienced in the Coast, South Eastern, North Eastern, Western and Central regions.

Nairobi area will also receive heavy downpour between Wednesday 23 to Sunday 28 October 2019.

"Residents in all areas are advised to be on the lookout for potential floods that may even appear in areas without heavy rainfall," the weatherman said.

Kenyans were cautioned against driving or walking through still or moving waters just because they may not appear to be as deep.

Landslide-prone areas  

Those living in landslide-prone areas were also asked to be on the lookout by the weatherman.

"People in landslide-prone areas especially over the slopes of the Aberdare ranges, Mt Kenya and other hilly areas over the western region should be on high alert," the Met department stated.

With the rains forecast to continue pounding Kenya intermittently up to February next year, there are fears of disease outbreaks and other losses from the weather.

Experts have attributed the heavy rainfall within equatorial countries to normal seasonal patterns and not the periodic phenomena el Nino.

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