Mop-up operations continue following the heavy rains experienced by large parts of the province this week.
Proactive measures that were taken by disaster management teams ensured communities were fully aware of the actions they needed to take should they find themselves caught up in an incident.
We therefore wish to commend disaster management teams for their proactiveness in trying to deal with the heavy rains that have caused damage to several households and damaged roads and electricity infrastructure in a number of municipalities.
Houses were damaged in a number of Districts with the full extent of the damages still being assessed.
Disaster management teams are still trying to recover the body of the missing child that is believed to have been swept away in Msunduzi.
A house collapsed in uMsinga injuring occupants who are recovering in hospital.
The Provincial Disaster Management Center is also working closely with the Mzimkhulu Local Municipality to make sure that people stay away from flooded areas in the town.
Residents are also urged to continue to heed weather warnings whenever they are issued.
Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala.