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Floods wreck havoc in Kenya

Heavy rains expected in Kenya

The Kenya Meteorological Department has described reports that the life-threatening storm Eliakim scheduled to hit Madagascar this weekend as false.

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department deputy director, Samuel Mwangi, the storm is projected to head south eastwards meaning it will not impact Kenya at all.

Mwangi says that even though the Met department has warned of heavy rainfall on Sunday, it is not connected to tropical storm Eliakim.

According to AccuWeather, Madagascar will once again be the target of a tropical system following impacts from Ava and Dumazile earlier this year.

In comparison, the devastating rainfall experienced in Kenya on Wednesday and Thursday was 40mm meaning the projected Madagascar storm will be ten times stronger.

Meanwhile, three children have died in Kisiki Cha Mzungu area in Malindi Kilifi County following floods in the area.

The Kenya Red cross Society coast Coordinator Hassan Musa says the three were washed away by floods in different parts of the County.

He says 21 families have been affected following the floods with majority forced to move to safer areas following rains that continue to pound the area.

The affected areas include Dagamra, Lukole, Adimaye sambamba and Bura.

On the other hand, three children have died in Kisiki Cha Mzungu area in Malindi Kilifi County following floods in the area.

The Kenya Red cross Society coast Coordinator Hassan Musa says the three were washed away by floods in different parts of the County.

He says 21 families have been affected following the floods with majority forced to move to safer areas following rains that continue to pound the area.

 

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