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Machakos to continue experiencing heavy seasons

Machakos to continue experiencing heavy seasons


Saturday April 13,2024

KNA by Roselyne Kavoo

Machakos will continue to experience heavy rains until the second week of May, County Director of Meteorological Services Dominic Kyalo had said.

Kyalo said most parts of the county will continue to receive heavy rains which is expected to subside in the second week of May.

“Some of the areas like Muthesya,Katumani,Ekalakala,and Masii have received over 250mm of rains cumulatively and we expect by the time the rains end in May the areas will have received more than 400-500mm,”he said.

He cautioned on potential floods due to the rains and asked residents to take precautions to avert loss of lives and property.

“Those living along Athi and Tana rivers basins including Matungulu,Ndithini and Masinga should watch out for floods. If possible they should move to higher grounds, “said the director of meteorological services.

Kyalo also asked residents not to cross flooded rivers and be wary of dams that he said have filled to capacity due to the heavy rains.

“We have also received reports of collapsed buildings and toilets in Muthesya and Mumbuni areas due to the heavy rains and we call upon residents to be on the watch out,”he added while speaking to KNA today.

Kyalo also noted that the rains are sometimes accompanied by lightning and thunder storms and dissuaded residents against seeking shelter under the tree and abandoned houses.

Courtesy; KNA

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