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Fear in Turkana as severe floods wreck havoc

Resident of Turkana are now living in fear as heavy rains continue to pound the county. The rains have left several families displaced, animals and homesteads swept away. Over 10,000 people, more than 5,000 homesteads and unknown number of animals are feared to have been displaced and swept away by the floods.

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    30 w

    The lack of preparedness by the authorities is very astonishing since the met department already issued enough warnings for heavy downpour

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    • walter lungayi

      30 w

      Severe floods can be devastating and cause fear among the affected communities. The people of Turkana are likely experiencing significant damage to their homes, infrastructure, and livelihoods. It is crucial for authorities to provide immediate assistance and support to the affected individuals and take necessary measures to prevent further destruction.

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      • Kevin

        30 w

        This is lack of preparedness has cost many lives and displacement of vulnerable people

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        • Joseph Githinji

          30 w

          This sounds so unfortunate, hope the Kenya authorities can do something about this to save lives in the region and fasten preparedness in other regions of the nation starting to experience higher intensity rainfall.

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          • Princess

            30 w

            @joseph_githinji Absolutely, it's unfortunate.

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          • johnte ndeto

            30 w

            Am afraid of waterborne diseases arising in areas affected by floods and measures should be put in place to counter such peril

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          • Princess

            30 w

            The community's well-being should be a priority, and concerted efforts are needed for immediate relief and long-term resilience planning in the face of such natural disasters.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              30 w

              The severe floods wreaking havoc in Turkana County are causing widespread fear among residents. The continuous heavy rains have resulted in the displacement of several families, destruction of homes, and the sweeping away of both human settlements and animals. The magnitude of the impact, with over 10,000 people and more than 5,000 homesteads affected, raises concerns about the intensifying consequences of extreme weather events, possibly linked to climate change. This unfortunate situation underscores the urgent need for adaptive measures and climate-resilient infrastructure to mitigate the growing risks faced by vulnerable communities.

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              • rosebellendiritu

                30 w

                Lack of proper preparedness

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                • Princess

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                  @rosebellendiritu Swift action and enhanced preparedness are crucial for saving lives in the affected region and preventing similar issues in other parts of the nation.

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