Kenya: Long Rains Seasonal Floods Situation Report No.1, 08 Mar 2010


Kenya faces seasonal floods during its two rain seasons. The Long Rains Season is between March-June every year. This report is issued by OCHA Kenya with information received from the Government of Kenya, Kenya Red Cross Society, UN Agencies and media reports. It covers the period from 1-8 March 2010. The next report will be issued in accordance with developments on response.


- Floods affect an approximately 8,360 people in nine districts and cause 11 deaths

- An estimated 4,350 households displaced in Mandera

- Roads and bridges washed away, cutting off transport routes

- Enhanced rainfall expected in the 1st and 2nd weeks of March, with a high probability of causing more flooding.


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