Disaster Management teams continue to be on alert following the latest weather warning that was issued by the South African Weather Service which warns of severe thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening in the areas under the districts of Amajuba, uThukela and uMzinyathi.
These inclement weather conditions bring the possibility of strong damaging winds, excessive lightning and heavy downpours.
Since yesterday, disaster management teams have been alert and responded to incidents in the Maphumulo Local Municipality where roofs were blown off houses during a severe thunderstorm in wards 7 and 8. Our teams are conducting an assessment of the affected areas.
We continue to urge communities to exercise all the necessary precautions, especially those that relate to crossing rivers or flooded walkways. Motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution on the road.
The following are the areas that will be impacted by the weather conditions:
Abaqulusi, Alfred Duma – Indaka, Alfred Duma – Ladysmith, Dannhauser, eDumbe. eMadlangeni, Endumeni, Inkosi Langalibalele – Estcourt, Inkosi Langalibalele – Sobabili, Mpofana – Giants Castle, Mpofana – Mooi River, Msinga, Newcastle, Nquthu, Okhahlamba.
Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala