Nairobi- The Nairobi County government has designated flood-prone regions ahead of the mid-October El Nino rains.
Nairobi's Chief Disaster Management and Coordination Officer, Bramwell Simiyu, said the county administration will advise citizens in flood-prone regions.
Our mitigation plan involves continually unclogging drainages using environment workers. Our sub-county teams must also set priorities, resource needs, and budgets, Simiyu stated.
Other communities include Mukuru, Waruku, and Nairobi River communities in Kileleshwa due to their historical flooding risk.
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Flooding has also devastated Loresho and Muthangari wetlands, particularly along the Kileleshwa Ring Road intersection.
Flood-prone areas include Maziwa-Zimmerman on Kamiti Road, the River Bank along Baba Dogo-Outer Ring Road, Lavington-Chalbi Drive, Garden Estate, Thome, Roysambu, Kahawa West, Donholm, Mbagathi/Langata Road Roundabout, Madaraka, Strathmore, Nairobi West, and Utawala.
Simiyu said the crisis response team for the flooding is well-organized, with officers allocated to different issues during the El Nino era.
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