Overall Orange alert Flood
in Kenya

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102604
Glide number: FL-2024-000065-KEN
Death: 219
Displaced: 206000
Countries: Kenya
From - To 12 Apr - 06 May


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Kenya - Floods, update (ECHO 14 May 2024)Tue, 14 May 2024 11:06

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect most of Kenya, causing rivers overflow, particularly the Tana and the Mara rivers, floods, flash floods and triggering landslides and mudslides that have resulted in more casualties and severe damage.
  • Media report, as of 14 May, 277 fatalities, 75 people still missing, 188 injured, more than 281,800 displaced and a total of approximately 380,500 affected people across 37 counties (out of a total of 47 in the country).
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall is still forecast over south-western Kenya.
Kenya - Landslide and floods (ECHO 16 May 2024)Thu, 16 May 2024 10:59

  • The heavy rainfall affecting Kenya in recent days triggered a landslide on 14 May that has resulted in casualties and severe damage.
  • As of 16 May, media reports at least five missing and a destroyed road due to the landslide that occured in Kimende Escarpment in Kiambu county in central Kenya.
  • Since late March, Kenya has been hit by heavy rainfall and flooding since late March, bringing the death toll to 289 and the displaced people to nearly 300,000.
  • Over the next 48 hours, more rainfall is still forecasted over western Kenya.
Kenya, mid to late April 2024According to UNICEF, as of 3 May, 219 people died, 72 others are missing and 169 have been injured. In addition, more than 206,000 people have been displaced and 223,198 affected.Sun 28 Apr 2024DG ECHO Daily Flash (ERCC Portal)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 273 | About casualties: 75 | Last hour: 1

What the horrific floods in Kenya say about poor urban planning2024-05-10T15:45+0200.

by Sean Avery. Floods in Kenya killed at least 169 people between March and April 2024. The most catastrophic of these deaths occurred after a flash flood swept through a rural village killing 42 people. Death and destruction have also occu
Amidst the heatwaves arrive the rainstorm and floods2024-05-10T14:29+0200.

April 2024 has been the hottest record month. Yet the transition from the scorching heat waves to the heavy rains has been seamless as ‘hot’ April hands the baton to May’s ‘rainstorm and floods’. The hours between April and May have recorde
Capital FM » Emergency center at Nyayo House for flood victims’ ID, pa ... 2024-05-10T14:07+0200.

NAIROBI, Kenya May 10 – The government has set up an emergency center at Nyayo House in Nairobi to assist in replacing vital personal registration documents, notably national identity cards (IDs) and passports, lost in floods. Julius Bitok,
Capital FM » Flood victims in schools to be relocated ahead of reopeni ... 2024-05-10T13:54+0200.

KISUMU, Kenya, May 10 – Flood victims currently camping in schools within Homa Bay County will be relocated outside as schools set to re-open next week. Interior and National Coordination Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo says new camps wi

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),