Disaster relief teams in KwaZulu-Natal say they are ready for this weekend after warning of heavy thunderstorms and devastating rainfall.
The Katshvayo River in Kwandengezi caused enormous damage and took the lives of many people when it overflowed after heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal.
KVAZULU-NATAL – Disaster relief teams in KwaZulu-Natal say they are ready for this weekend after warning of heavy thunderstorms and devastating rainfall.
New heavy rains are expected in the province, which has already been hit by the floods.
The warning of the South African Meteorological Service indicates the possibility of flooding of roads and settlements.
The Department of Cooperative Governance appeals to communities in some parts of the province to remain calm and take the necessary precautions.
Residents living in disaster-prone areas are urged to seek refuge in high places and evacuate buildings that are at risk of heavy rains.
The eThekwini area is recovering from recent floods after the area was hardest hit.
The recent floods have killed about 450 people.
Meanwhile, the weather service has issued a yellow second-level warning of strong thunderstorms awaiting localized floods over parts of the Free State, Gauteng, Highland, Mpumalanga, and the eastern and central parts of Limpopo.