In Summary
  • The rains have been pounding Mombasa for the last 24 hours.
  • The weatherman has warned residents to brace for heavy downpour for the next 30 hours.
  • The downpour is expected to continue until third week of December.

Heavy rains at the Coast have disrupted transport in major towns as some roads were rendered impassable due to flooding.

The weatherman has warned residents to brace for heavy downpour for the next 30 hours.

According to Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo, some cars were swept away by the floods which destroyed some roads in Jomvu.

He warned drivers to be cautious when using the roads.

A truck transporting goods stuck

A truck transporting goods from Majengo is stuck after the road caved in following heavy downpour in Mombasa and its environs on November 12, 2019. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

NO CASUALTIES

Speaking to the Nation, Mr Kitiyo said there were no casualties and that his office is still monitoring the situation.

The weatherman has predicted that the rains will continue until the third week of December.

Both the county commissioner and weatherman have warned tourists and fishermen not to venture into the ocean.

“Residents should avoid the beach areas and also vacate areas prone to flooding,” Mr Kitiyo said.

Counties mostly affected by the floods are Mombasa and Kilifi.

In Mombasa, the rains have been pounding continuously for the last 24 hours.

Kwale, Taita Taveta and Lamu counties are experiencing low rains.

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