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Five die in floods in Embu

Five die in floods in Embu


Thursday, August 25, 2024

KNA by Steve Gatheru

Five people have drowned in floods since the ongoing heavy rains started pounding Embu County, County Commissioner Jack Obuo has revealed.

He said two of the victims died in Evurore in Embu Mbeere North, two in Mwea, Mbeere South and one in Embu West.

He said the County Disaster Management Committee is monitoring the situation in real time especially in 16 villages at risk of flooding where River Thura joins River Tana.

He said the situation was changing rapidly at the confluence of Thura and Tana because River Thura was back-flowing due to the fact that Tana is in full force after the Seven Forks Dams started spilling two days ago.

He added that they are also monitoring the areas prone to landslides on the upper side of the county bordering Mt Kenya Forest and urged residents to be ready to move quickly should cracks emerge in the ground.

He said the Disaster Management Committee was ready to give any assistance needed by those who may be displaced.

Courtesy; KNA

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