Kenya Meteorological Department issued warning on strong winds that will sweep across several counties in Kenya.
From 17th July 2018 6 pm to 21st July 2018 12 am
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Strong to Very Strong
Certainty: Moderate Probability of occurrence (33% to 66% Chance)
Message Description:
Strong winds of more than 40 knots (20.6 m/s) are expected from
Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 6 pm over parts of Northwestern, Northeastern, Eastern and Coastal regions.
From Wednesday 18th July 2018 to Thursday 19th July 2018 at 6 am, the winds may increase to 50 knots (25.7 m/s) over Northeastern and Coastal regions.
On Friday 20th July 2018 strong winds of more than 40 knots (20.6m/s) are expected over Northwestern, Northeastern, Eastern
and Coastal regions.
Area(s) of Concern:
Instructions:
Counties expected to be affected include; Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Tana-River, Kitui, Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana and Mandera.
Residents in these regions are advised to be on the lookout and on high alert for potential damages associated with strong winds such as structural damages, like blowing off of roofs, uprooting of trees, dust storms which may cause respiratory problems, large waves over the Indian Ocean and reduced visibility. Residents are advised to continue listening to local media for regular updates which will be issued as we follow up the progress of this extreme weather event.
Originator:
Office of the President, Kenya Red Cross, National Disaster Operations Centre, Media, Water Resources Authority, relevant Ministries, County Directors of Meteorological Services (CDMs). Director, Kenya Meteorological Department.