The predictions stipulated that the mentioned weather condition may lead to structural damages in localized areas; this will result from high-pressure systems from the southern part of the Indian Ocean.
Following the warning, in a tweet on Wednesday, July 15, the Ministry of Emergency Management called on citizens to observe precautionary measures ahead of the predicted strong winds.
“Based on the warning by Rwanda Meteorology Agency, people are urged to remain awake tonight if strong winds arrive at their homes,”
The Ministry went on to say that: “Citizens are also urged to close windows and doors and lean on walls whenever strong winds hit their homes.”
“Electronic gadgets should be unplugged to avoid fire accidents, citizens should avoid going out and hiding near trees or other things that may lead to accidents. People living in houses with loose roofs that may be taken by strong winds are requested to seek refuge in strong nearby shelters,”