Heavy rain and hail brought about havoc in components of Gauteng on Friday, flooding roads and leaving a thick coating of ice on the ground.
Johannesburg emergency control services (EMS) and Ekurhuleni catastrophe and emergency control services (DEMS) have been on excessive alert.
The SA Weather Service warned of an intense hurricane transferring to Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni, with massive quantities of small hail, sturdy winds, and heavy rainfall.
The climate provider issued a stage 2 caution for intense thunderstorms from the afternoon till midnight.
The thunderstorm changed into anticipated over the southern components of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni, spreading to the northern components of each district, with hail, sturdy winds, and heavy downpours main to localized flooding.
Video clips of flooded roads, a flooded health facility in Alberton, and colleges have been shared on social me,dia.
EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi stated through around 1.30 pm there has been no critical inground 1.30 pounced in Johannesburg.
“We continue to be on excessive alert tracking all seven areas of the city,” he stated. I
— spokesperson William Ntladi stated the provider changed into on excessive alert after heavy downpours.
, we have been on excessive alert and we're ensuring we can be capable of responding. We would love to inform citizens and motorists riding throughout low-stage bridges to be on excessive alert and to preserve a secure following distance,” he stated.
He suggested pedestrians apply opportunity routes if their each-day routes have been flooded.
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