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Kenya Red Cross issues statement following heavy Nairobi rains

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The Kenya Red Cross rescue team issued a statement following the heavy rains that are causing destruction in different parts of the country.

Speaking via their socials, they identified the affected areas, assuring the public that the team is underway and doing everything in their power to see that there’s stability.

Many parts of Nairobi have experienced heavy rainfall overnight, resulting in flash floods in areas such as Mukuru, Mathare, Huruma, Ruaraka, Baba Dogo, Bosnia, Umoja 3, Choka, Njiru, Ruai, Utawala, Githurai, Kahawa, Eastern Bypass, Kinoo, Kijabe, Limuru, Ruiru, Graceland, Joska, Kaswito, Kicheko, Mangili, Kenyatta Road, Juja, Kitengela, and Magadi.

The Athi River has also burst its banks, accelerating the impacts. Roads and bridges are affected, leading to heavy traffic on major roads.

Our response teams are on the ground in most of these areas, evacuating families to safety and providing other life-saving interventions.” The Kenya Red Cross statement read:

They are on toes, sharing updates via their socials, assuring the public that the team is on the ground and doing  everything they can to help those affected by the floods.

READ ALSO: Parts of Nairobi that have been flooded following the ongoing heavy rains (Photos)

Eighteen people, including 11 adults and 7 children, have just been rescued by our Red Cross Action Team in Mradi, Mathare 4A, after becoming stranded due to floodwaters caused by heavy rains last night in Nairobi.

The rainfall affected numerous areas throughout the city. Other life-saving interventions are ongoing in other parts of the country.” Red Cross’s statement read:

The Nation has been advised to brace themselves and try as much as possible to see that they shelter from the heavy rains and avoid walking directly to the unmerciful floods that are sweeping everything on its way.

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