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    Kenya: Volunteers Fight Flooding in Informal Settlements with Weather Forecasts and Drainage Clearing

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    Nairobi, Kenya – (African Boulevard News) – The seasonal flooding that plagues informal settlements in Kenya has now become a cause for concern for the residents. Volunteers in the country are now on a mission to reduce flooding damage and improve the situation. They are being equipped with weather forecasts and advice to prepare the people for extreme weather situations.

    The Kenyan government is also taking steps to reduce the impact of flooding in the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department has implemented a project aimed at providing real-time weather forecasts to the vulnerable communities, to help them prepare for heavy rains and flooding. Additionally, the government is working to improve drainage systems in the informal settlements.

    But the Kenyan residents are also stepping up to play their part in reducing the damage caused by flooding. Volunteer groups in Kenya are being trained in clearing waste from drains ahead of rainy seasons. They are also sensitizing residents in the informal settlements about the dangers of blocking the drainage systems.

    The volunteer groups are being coordinated by the World Food Programme and the Red Cross to improve preparedness in the communities. Mary Omollo, the Red Cross’s Disaster Manager in Kenya, says, “We are working with volunteers, equipping them with skills to clear drainage systems and monitor the weather. By involving residents, we are increasing their resilience.”

    The volunteer groups are making a significant impact in the informal settlements, which are usually prone to flooding. The groups have been able to reduce the severity of the floods caused by heavy rains by clearing the drainage systems and sensitizing residents to prevent littering and blocking the drainage.

    According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the floods have caused significant damage in the informal settlements, including loss of life, displacement of people, and destruction of infrastructure. The involvement of the volunteer groups is a step in the right direction in mitigating the impact of flooding on the informal settlements in Kenya.

    The Kenyan government is also exploring other sustainable solutions such as rainwater harvesting, reforestation, and building more sustainable infrastructure. These initiatives will go a long way in reducing the impact of flooding on the country’s vulnerable communities.

    In conclusion, the Kenyan residents’ efforts to reduce the impact of flooding in informal settlements are bearing fruit. Volunteer groups are stepping up to play their part in clearing drainage systems and sensitizing residents to prevent littering. The Kenyan government’s efforts to provide real-time weather forecasts and improve drainage systems are also commendable. The impact of flooding on the informal settlements is now being mitigated, and the residents can breathe a sigh of relief.

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