Following the predictions, Rwanda National Police (RNP) has via Twitter urged the public to be vigilant and avoid any action that might endanger their lives such as finding shelter under trees, bridges or electric transmission lines.
Vehicle owners were recommended to avoid driving through puddles, reducing speed and if necessary, park their cars and wait for when the rain is over to resume their activities.
Any incident can be reported to the police by dialing 112, RNP toll-free number
Meteo Rwanda predicted torrential rains in March, April, and May. The heavy rainfalls are attributed to the change in the distribution of heat and wind across the Pacific which alter rainfall patterns.
In Kigali, parts of the Western Province, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru, the rain will be heavier than other parts of the country.
On Monday, March 9th, 2020, Prof Shyaka Anastase, Minister of Local Government urged citizens who still live in high-risk zones to move for the remainder of the rainy season to avoid endangering their lives.
The City of Kigali recently announced it will relocate 1100 families who live in high-risk zones. Relocation activities started last year with wetland settlers who were relocated to safer places.
Since the beginning of the rainy season this year, 60 people died due to heavy rains while 90 were injured. 900 houses were destroyed and many hectares of land was eroded.