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El Nino Rainfall Monitoring Report 11 on October 23, 2015

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Situation Overview

Heavy rainfall was received in Mandera, Kisii, Marsabit, Mt. Elgon and Bungoma County. Minimal rainfall was received in Uasin Gishu, Homabay and Nairobi Counties. The rains resulted in several incidents as detailed below:

Updates per county:

Nairobi County Increased amounts of rainfall was experienced in parts of Nairobi County yesterday evening and early morning today. There has been no major incident reported so far.
However, increased surveillance is advised in view of a likelihood of increased rainfall that could result in flooding.

Bungoma County In Nangeni and Mwomo villages heavy downpour was reported and approximately 10 Households (HH) were affected. KRCS Bungoma Branch will carry out an assessment in the affected area to establish the extent of damage and needs of the affected population.

Kisii County Heavy rainfall received in Kisii County. The heavy rains were accompanied by hail stones and strong winds. No incident reported.

Migori County Average rainfall received in most parts of the county last evening, in Kuria East. A roof was blown off by the strong winds in Sukuri Primary School. 3 students sustained minor injuries and were treated at a local health centre.

Marsabit County Heavy rainfall was reported in Moyale Sub-County near the Kenya – Ethiopia border. Some roads were slightly affected but no major incident was reported

Mandera County Heavy rainfall was reported in Mandera, Elwak last night and early this morning.
The rains resulted in flash flooding that affected approximately 1242 households (HH) and 1 school. One child drowned at a laga (Seasonal Riverbed) in Kamor Village, Mandera Town following the heavy rains. The body was retrieved by community members with support from KRCS. A risk assessment carried out by the County Government and KRCS identified Elwak as facing the highest risk of flooding should the rains continue.