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3 Jan 2022
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PICS: Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Year’s Eve storms

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Several shacks in Onverwacht were destroyed during the storms, with the Tshwane Metro now stepping in to assist residents.

Residents in Onverwacht outside Pretoria are rebuilding their homes after New Year’s Eve storms ravaged the settlement.

Tshwane City said about 22 shacks in Onverwacht settlement near Cullinan were damaged, but residents didn’t report the damage.

“Disaster Management officials found some of the residents busy rebuilding their dwellings on New Year’s Day,” said Tshwane City’s Charles Mabaso.

The city is now assisting community members with mop-up efforts.

“Relief materials in a form of 64 blankets and 40 mattresses were issued to 64 affected community members,” said Mabaso.

One person was injured during the storm. He has been relocated to a temporary shelter for the time being.

“We urge residents to report life threatening emergencies on the toll-free line on all cellular networks and landline,” said Mabaso.

Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms
Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms. Picture – supplied.
Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms
The City of Tshwane donates 64 blankets and 40 mattresses to 64 affected Onverwacht community members.
Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms
Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms.
Onverwacht residents rebuild their homes after New Years Eve storms.

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