County Cautions Locals Against Weather-related Hazards as Heatwave continues

Joyce Ncece cautions against heatwave

The County Government of Nakuru has cautioned residents against the ongoing extreme temperature levels and other weather-related hazards in the region.

With temperatures soaring over 30 degrees and strong winds on the rise, authorities are urging locals to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

Chief Officer for Public Health, Ms Joyce Ncence said people must be vigilant and take proactive measures to safeguard themselves and their property against the phenomena.

“Avoid unnecessary outdoor activities during peak sunlight hours, and use appropriate protective measures such as hats and sunscreen,” she noted in an address to journalists.

She said the County was keenly monitoring the situation and implementing necessary measures to mitigate the impact of the ongoing weather challenges.

At the same time, the Chief Officer highlighted the risk of wildfires during heatwaves, bringing attention to the potential dangers that can arise in such conditions.

“I urge you to avoid open fires, properly dispose of cigarette butts, and exercise extreme caution to avoid inadvertently triggering wildfires,” she warned while fostering a sense of responsibility.

The County strongly encourages locals to adhere to safety guidelines and cooperate with authorities to ensure a collective and effective response to the challenges at hand.

In 2022, a fire razed down over 100 acres of the indigenous Menengai Forest where authorities said it was sparked by a cigarette butt and spread fast due to a dry spell at the time.

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