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El Nino Rainfall Monitoring Report 18 on November 11, 2015

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Situation Overview

Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo, Kericho, Bomet, Nairobi, Nakuru, Narok, Nyandarua and Kisii received rainfall above average in the last 24-hours. Most parts of western and central region registered average rainfall. Light showers were experienced in the Coastal region while in North Eastern region, no rains were reported.

Updates per county

Bungoma County

Mt. Elgon region has continued to witness consistently heavy rainfall since the onset of the October – November – December rains season. Landslides and mudslides have affected several areas in the sub-county during this time. Following heavy rainfall yesterday evening and into this morning, mudslides were reported in Chesiywo, Chemoge and Kamenjo Villages. However, no one was injured. The county government of Bungoma in collaboration with KRCS are currently engaged in increasing awareness on the risks of landslides in parts of Mt. Elgon region. A team from the county and KRCS today visited areas that have been affected in an effort to mobilize communities to move to safer areas.

Laikipia County

Following the heavy downpour last evening in the County, there was increased surface flow resulting in flash flooding in Chumvi area. The floods swept away approximately 50 sheep and 3 cows. KRCS conducted an assessment today.

Tharaka Nithi County

Heavy rainfall was received in most areas of the County. River Thanantu burst its bank resulting in floods in Gatunga area that affected approximately 50 households, and swept away 25 goats and damaged crops on farms. KRCS conducted an assessment the report of which will be shared tomorrow.

Isiolo County

Significant amounts of rainfall were received in parts of Isiolo County. This led to damage along sections of Garbatulla - Sericho road and Isiolo - Garbatulla road severely limiting transport along these roads. Plans are underway led by the County Government (Ministry of Roads) to repair sections of the roads damaged.