Saturday, April 2, 2016

DELUGE: Widespread Flooding Hits Nairobi, Kenya - After 96mm Of Rainfall In Just 6 Hours! [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Floods in South C, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016. Photo: Kenyan Traffic

April 2, 2016 - KENYA - Residents of Nairobi, Kenya, woke up to flooded streets and blocked roads as a result of heavy rain that the city received for the better part of last night. The worst hit areas of the city include South C and Mbagathi.

The flooding came after a long dry period that has characterized the weather conditions of the city and the country at large over the last 3 months.

As much as 96mm of rain was recorded in 6 hours
at the Dagoretti Meteorological station which is at the Meteorological headquarters in the city.


Floods in South C, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016. Photo: Kenyan Traffic

Floods in South C, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016. Photo: Kenyan Traffic


Mbagathi

In Mbagathi, the river of the same name had overflowed, pushing water to the roads and blocking normal operation of the traffic activities. Entrepreneurial young men earned money by carrying pedestrians across flooded areas. Scenes became more unusual when foam from the river spilled over onto nearby streets, much to the puzzlement of passers-by.


Social Media - Foam from the Mbagathi River










South C

In South C, damage to property and cars was reported. Residents of the area blamed the ongoing construction work of the southern bypass road. Debris from the construction work is said to have blocked water channels and reduced drainage.


WATCH: Families left homeless after heavy rains hit parts of Nairobi.





- Floodlist.






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