Inclement weather conditions continue to face large parts of our province.
We have received a weather warning from the South African Weather Service which indicates that disruptive rainfall can be expected in large parts of the province today.
These weather conditions pose a risk to human life and threaten to cause a number of disruptions.
We urge residents to exercise utmost caution and pay attention to this weather warning which indicates that disruptive rainfall could potentially lead to localised flooding in several areas.
We urge our communities to heed this warning and to continue to be vigilant by exercising all the necessary precautions, especially those that relate to crossing rivers or flooded walkways.
We also advise motorists not to speed and to pay caution to the conditions of the road as they may be slippery.
As a Department, we have placed our disaster management teams on high alert, and they will be monitoring several areas that have been identified by the alert, as being at high risk because of the weather conditions.
The following are the areas that are going to be impacted by the weather conditions: Abaqulusi, Alfred Duma – Indaka, Alfred Duma – Ladysmith, Big Five Hlabisa – Hlabisa, Big Five Hlabisa – Hluhluwe, Dannhauser, Dr N. Dlamini-Zuma – Underberg, eDumbe, eMadlangeni, Endumeni, Ethekwini, Greater Kokstad, Impendle, Ingwe, Inkosi Langalibalele – Escourt, Inkosi Langalibalele – Sobabili, Jozini, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Maphumulo, Mkhambathini, Mpofana Giants Castle, Mpofana – Mooi River, Msinga, Mthonjaneni, Mtubatuba, Ndwedwe, and Newcastle.
Issued by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala