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NYANZA FLOODING - April 27, 2006:

Police report that flooding in Nyando District is subsiding and residents are returning to their homes. Nyando OCPD and other members of the District Disaster Committee reported this after returning from a fact finding tour of the affected areas yesterday. 30 families that had been displaced by flooding from Waswa Village, Ayweyo sub-location had returned to their homes by Monday this week. In Lower Kadianga, flooding destroyed growing maize but had not affected any homes.

RIVERS NZOIA AND NYANDO FLOODS UPDATE(27th April 2006)

The flooding in parts of Nyanza Province is now subsiding and residents have begun to return to their homes.

The police are monitoring the situation closely and Red Cross officials are on the ground supplying residents of the affected area with mosquito nets.

RIVERS NZOIA AND NYANDO FLOODS UPDATE

Reports from OCPD Nyando and OCS Ukwala giving an update on flooding of the rivers Nyando and Nzoia, show that River Nzoia has burst its banks within Sifuyo East Sub-Location in West Ugenya Location, Siaya District submerging 34 homes. As a result 170 families have been displaced and forced to seek shelter on higher ground. Police are advising the public to remain in high ground in the following areas: -
1. Sifuyo Genge
2. Mutondo
3. Genro
4. Karamogi
5. Omawa
6. Ugoma

A surveillance team led by OCPD Nyando also reports that on 23rd April 2006 they found 30 families from Waswa Village within Ayweyo Sub-location were camping at Nyachoda Primary School after their homes got waterlogged following heavy rain in the area. However, the water is subsiding and the families have begun returning to their homesteads. No casualties have been reported so far and Police are still monitoring the situation.