Flash floods are rapid flooding of low-lying areas: washes, rivers, dry lakes and depressions. It may be caused by heavy rain associated with a severe thunderstorm, hurricane, tropical storms.Flash floods are rapid flooding of low-lying areas: washes, rivers, dry lakes and depressions. It may be caused by heavy rain associated with a severe thunderstorm, hurricane, tropical storms.
According to the meteorological department of Kenya, a section of the country will be hit with flash floods from today (Wednesday) to Sunday, warning citizens to be careful.
The areas where the alert has been issues are Wajir, Mandera and Marsabit.
Flash floods induce severe impacts in both the built and the natural environment. Especially within urban areas, the effects of flash floods can be catastrophic and show extensive diversity, ranging from damages in buildings and infrastructure to impacts on vegetation, human lives and livestock.
The latest alert is meant to prepare those that maybe affected to move to hire grounds.
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