KAMPALA, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Uganda over the weekend issued a flood risk alert, warning the public to take caution as the rain season in the east African country enters peak levels.
The ministry of disaster preparedness in a statement said people are strongly advised not to walk or allow a driver to take them through a flooded road or bridge even when the floods appear below the knee or the rim of the car.
The statement comes days after heavy rains caused flooding, cutting off road access to some parts of the capital Kampala last week.
The weather department in its outlook for the months of March, April and May warned that parts of the country may face sporadic flash floods, leading to loss of lives and destruction of property.
The Uganda National Meteorological Authority warned that some mountainous parts of the country may experience landslides.