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BREAKING NEWS || Badnews In Kwa-Zulu Natal As Deadly Flood Hits Again

Note: Images are from the last floodAs extreme flooding threatens KwaZulu-Natal again, people in lower areas have been urged to evacuate their homes and seek shelter on higher ground. The call came from the Joint Management and Traditional Affairs Department (Cogta) of KwaZulu-Natal.

Heavy rains continued to cause severe road flooding, forcing disaster response teams to work around the clock to redirect traffic to alternative routes. The department said it had received reports of landslides that its disaster recovery team was following up on.

KwaZulu-Natal Cogta says public spaces are open to those in need. The department said no casualties had been reported so far and would release additional updates.

The department confirmed that a Level 10 meteorological warning for destructive rain, issued by SA Weather Services, will affect the following areas:

Hlabis Big Five

Deaf

eThekwini

Josini

KwaDukuza

mandeni

Maphumulo

mkbendaini

Mthojaneni

Mtubatuba

we

nongoma

Ulundi

umdoni

Umhlabuyalingana

uMhlathuze

uMlalazi,

and uPhongolo.

Local residents are advised to take the following precautions:

Residents in affected areas are urged to stay indoors and out of the way to avoid crossing rivers and overflowing streams where water is above their ankles. If you get into a vehicle during a flood, get out and climb to higher ground.

Inside the building, move valuables to a safe location above the expected flood level. Protect animals in rural areas / move them to safety on higher ground. Be careful when traveling or avoid traveling as roads can flood and potholes can fill with water.

The warning comes less than two months after floods hit KwaZulu-Natal, causing hundreds of millions of damage and displacing more than 40,000 people.


Disaster and rescue services are on high alert in Durban after the South African Weather Service issued a level 10 weather warning due to heavy rains. This is the highest possible severe weather warning.

The SA meteorological service has expressed concern over the vulnerability of some areas in Durban that were recently devastated by flooding as more destructive underground rain continues. Meteorological authorities have warned that widespread rainfall and thunderstorms are expected in KwaZulu-Natal due to the minimum levels associated with the highest surface levels.

Please if you have anyone living in Kwa-Zulu Natal, call to check up on them and share this article let's reach as many people as possible.

Source: News24

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Cogta Hlabis Big Five Joint Management and Traditional Affairs Department KwaZulu-Natal SA Weather Services

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