El Nino Rainfall Monitoring Report 20 on November 16, 2015

Situation Report
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Situation Overview

Most parts of the Coastal and Western region witnessed heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, the Central region received average rainfall whereas the North Eastern part of the Country witnessed light showers.

Preparedness Measures

KRCS Tana River branch carried out training of response teams from various parts of the county. In Laikipia County, Nyahururu sub-branch is set to hold a 2-day seminar over the coming weekend to train and empower their response teams on Elnino preparedness and response.

Updates per county

Kilifi County
Above average rainfall was witnessed in Malindi, Magarini and Mariakani subCounties, however no major incident was reported. The water levels at River Sagana have been rising steadily, with an increasing possibility of floods in the short term. Residents living near the river have been advised to relocate to safer grounds.

Mombasa County
Heavy rainfall was received in most parts of Mombasa County. The rains lasted throughout the night resulting in flash floods that affected 5 households in Miritini. The rains also resulted in a wall collapse in Kipevu, Migadini injuring 1 person (a female adult). She was evacuated to Coast General Hospital by E-plus team. Community member’s supported the reconstruction of 1 house damaged by the floods in Kizurini, Miritini. KRCS distributed Non-Food Items (NFIs) to the affected families.

Taita Taveta County
Taita Taveta has experienced a general increase in rainfall in most parts of the County. Floods were reported in Maunga, due to continuous rain since Sunday evening. A water pan burst its banks in Marugu-Mabogoro village and swept away 1 female adult. At the time of reporting, search and recovery efforts were ongoing led by community members and the police and supported by KRCS.

Meru County
Following the heavy downpour in the County, River Ewasso Nyiro burst its banks resulting in flash floods in Merti area. Approximately 200 HHs were affected in the ensuing floods. KRCS are conducting an assessment. KRCS carried out distribution of NFS to 56 families displaced by floods that occurred in Merti on 15th November 2015.

Response Measures
KRCS has continued with various interventions targeting families affected by floods and landslides in various parts of the country. In Nakuru County, 21 families were supported. Kiambogo in Nakuru County: 21 families – 102 families remain at risk with plans ongoing to relocate them to safer areas.

In Tana River basin, KRCS distributed NFIs to 462 families (50hh in Bakuyu and 412 HHs in Garissa) affected by flash floods that occurred on 5th November 2015. KRCS teams remain on standby for response in view of the continuing rainfall.

Today’s Weather Forecast

The latest forecast from KMS, indicates that, rainfall is expected to continue over several parts of the Country, heavy rainfall of more than 50mm expected over the western and central parts of the Country.