The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka has placed disaster management teams on alert following the weather warning that was issued by the South African Weather Service.
The warning received by the department indicates that widespread showers and thundershowers are expected over most parts of KZN tomorrow but scattered over the extreme north-eastern parts.
Areas that are expected to be affected is the Harry Gwala, iLembe, Ethekweni, Mgungundlovu, Ugu, King Cetshwayo and some parts of uThukela and uMzinyathi Districts.
Heavy rainfall could lead to localised flooding in rural areas and low lying bridges. The MEC has warned that residents to take extreme caution as the inclement weather conditions could pose a serious threat to human life.
The areas that are expected to be affected are Dr N Dlamini-Zuma – Underberg, EThekwini, Greater Kokstad, Impendle, Ingwe, Inkosi Langalibalele – Estcourt, Inkosi Langalibalele- Sobabili, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Okhahlamba, Ray Nkonyeni, Richmond, Msunduzi, Ubuhlebezwe, Umdoni, uMlalazi, uMngeni, uMshwathi, uMuziwabantu, Umvoti, Umzimkhulu, uMzumbe.
MEC Hlomuka has urged residents to exercise caution and stay indoors if possible. Avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles.