Disaster teams bracing for heavy rains and flooding in KZN

15 May 2018 - 14:51 By Timeslive
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Disaster management teams in KwaZulu-Natal are on high alert‚ with heavy rains forecast for the province.

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has readied disaster teams. Heavy rainfall is expected from Tuesday afternoon and evening‚ into Wednesday.

“The heavy rains which can cause localised flooding pose a serious risk to motorists and pedestrians. We therefore urge our disaster management teams to pay close attention to routes that are prone to flooding. We also urge motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution‚” said Dube-Ncube.

Municipalities have been told to be ready with emergency shelters should the need arise.

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