Lauren Beukes
2 minute read
10 Oct 2017
3:11 pm

UPDATE: Durban waterlogged

Lauren Beukes

All roads in the southern parts of Durban have been closed.

South Durban roads are waterlogged, with cars seen floating in Mobeni as the storm raging over South Durban shows no signs of abating, Southlands Sun reports.

Bluff ward councillor JP Prinsloo has set up a  group to deal with issues relating to the severe storm.

“It is made up of city officials and resident representative organisations. Wait for the storm to die down before going outside in this weather and don’t risk becoming a victim as well,” said councillor JP Prinsloo.

The municipality has been inundated with calls, so it is imperative that we plan to assist where we can.

All faults can be reported directly to Zoe Moore on 073 027 5432 or Prinsloo on 083 406 2525.

Report all trees and damaged municipal property.

If you can assist with the storm aftermath, contact Moore or Prinsloo.

Donations of blankets and food would be appreciated. These can be dropped off at the ward councillor’s office at 49 Old Mission Road.

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WATCH: cars floating in Mobeni

READ MORE: Policeman dies after container crushes vehicle during severe storm

Also, Ethekwini Municipality has issued a warning to all Durban residents to stay indoors. The current wind at 70km/h, and is extremely dangerous, Southlands Sun reports.

Due to the inclement weather conditions currently being experienced in Durban, all residents are urged to stay indoors until the storm passes.

Residents are also cautioned against driving or walking anywhere for the duration of the storm.

All roads in the southern parts of Durban have been closed. Disaster Management Call Centre is currently experiencing high call volumes. Residents are requested to please only call the Disaster Management Call Centre for emergencies on 031 361 0000.

WATCH: N2 South and north bound closed due to rain

READ MORE:

Policeman dies after container crushes vehicle during severe storm

– Caxton News Service

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