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Government forms multi-agency communications team to issue updates on El Nino

By Standard Reporter | October 4th 2015

The Government of Kenya has formed a Multi-agency Communications Team to coordination and disseminate information regarding El Niño rains so as to provide the public with update alerts to minimize negative impact of the anticipated above-normal rains.

The team will be issuing regular updates progressively throughout the El Niño period.

Kenyans are advised that the following Counties are likely to experience direct effects of increased surface water levels due to the El Niño rains: Nairobi, Narok, Kwale, Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Meru, Makueni, Murang'a, Nakuru, Migori, Turkana, Busia, Siaya, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Lamu, Tana River.

Areas likely to be affected by landslides in Nairobi include; Mathare, Dagoretti, Kibera River Bank estate

Areas in Nairobi likely to be affected by Flash Floods are: Uhuru Highway, Mombasa Road, South C, Langata Rd (T Mall), Areas near Ngong River, Areas near Nairobi River (Mathare), Roysambu, CBD, Donholm, Umoja, Komarock, Lower parts of Thika Road, Landhies Rd and Jogoo Road

Storms/strong winds likely to be experienced along Chiromo Rd, Limuru Rd, Karura Forest, Kilimani, Lavington, Karen and Eastlands.

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