June 13, 2024
No Fatality As Cyclone Ialy Hits The Kenyan Coast

No Fatality As Cyclone Ialy Hits The Kenyan Coast

On Tuesday, cyclone Ialy wrecked several residences along the Kenyan coast, displacing an unknown number of people.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, the region saw high gusts in the afternoon, blowing off residential roofs.

The gusts, which raged for many minutes, blew down electric posts in Casuarina, Olimpia, and Madunguni in Malindi County, as well as those in Garashi, Kilifi County, resulting in a major blackout.

During the event, two power posts at the Jilore Trading Centre in Kilifi caught fire, causing residents to be concerned.

Following the catastrophe, the Red Cross Society proceeded on a rescue attempt, even as the catastrophic effects of the powerful winds remained felt.

“Extremely strong winds have been reported in various Coastal areas of Kenya due to Tropical Storm IALY,” the Kenya Red Cross revealed.

Despite the destruction caused by the severe winds, the rescue crew confirmed that no casualties had occurred.

“No casualties have been reported so far. We continue to urge extra caution,” Kenya Red Cross warned.

The Kenya Red Cross’ declaration came just hours after the Meteorological Department issued a warning about potential threats caused by Cyclone Ialy.

“The Coastal areas will also experience these strong winds, which might pose a hazard to marine operations and Coastal activities,” Kenya Met warned.

In his mid-morning announcement, the weatherman advised small boat and craft operators to avoid deep-sea areas.

“As a result of tropical storm IALY, expect south-easterly winds at 10-30 knots over Kenya waters. Wave heights will range from 1.5 to 3.6m. Moderate to strong sea conditions,” the weather department stated.

No Fatality As Cyclone Ialy Hits The Kenyan coast

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