Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kenya floods kill 32, displace 18,000 plus


Recent floods in Kenya have claimed lives of 32 people and displaced more than 18,000 people, The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) says.

Floods in Kenya in this rainy season has affected the people mostly in Western, Tana delta and the Rift Valley.

Heavy rains have collapsed a bridge near Naivasha. A section of the Nairobi-Nakuru highway has been closed.
Heavy vehicles are noticed to use the Mai Mahiu road.
The government has allocated Sh500 million as emergency funds to repair flood-damaged roads.

Photo below shows a section of the Naivasha-Nairobi highway washed away by recent Kenya floods (Business Daily Africa; Macharia Mwangi).

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Flooding in Tana River County has washed away more than 10,000 hectares of crops in Tana Delta District. The Kenya Red Cross Society has send flood relief items to 12,000 flood victims in Hirimani.

Below is flood photo of Kisumu County (Nation Media Group)

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Flooding in Angolan capital, Luanda claimed lives of nine people two days ago.
People in flood-prone areas are urged to move to higher ground.
Kenya meteorological department has predicted more rains in coming weeks.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 10, 2013