Effects from the rains have been observed as early as 2 September with the Kenya Red Cross Society responding with local resources to the minor emergencies since the onset. Since 10 September, the effects have worsened leading to displacements of population and livelihood disruptions, with the KRCS scaling up its response, especially in the provision of shelter services. The “Long Rains” currently being experienced have brought heavy rain and subsequent flooding to Counties of Homabay and Migori and has displaced so many people. At this time deaths have been reported. Some of the displaced persons are hosted by friends and relatives. KRCS is coordinating with the local administration to set up displacements camps.
In addition, several thousand households have been displaced and thousands of acres of productive land have been destroyed in Kisumu, Homabay, and Migori. The Kenya Red Cross reports that more than 400 houses have been destroyed due to floods in Homabay.
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