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Left: Taxis lie on a slope after a wall collapsed in Lotus Park, Isipingo.
Left: Taxis lie on a slope after a wall collapsed in Lotus Park, Isipingo.
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An aerial view of cars submerged and marooned on the N2 Old Airport Road in Durban during the storm that battered Durban on 10 October 2017 and caused extensive flooding. PHOTO: Supplied / Rescue Care
An aerial view of cars submerged and marooned on the N2 Old Airport Road in Durban during the storm that battered Durban on 10 October 2017 and caused extensive flooding. PHOTO: Supplied / Rescue Care
Europ Assistance SA CEO Christelle Colman, through her Twitter account @StillChristelle,  updated followers with images from Durban, urging Durbanites to be safe during the 10 October 2017 storm. PHOTO: Supplied / Christelle Colman
Europ Assistance SA CEO Christelle Colman, through her Twitter account @StillChristelle, updated followers with images from Durban, urging Durbanites to be safe during the 10 October 2017 storm. PHOTO: Supplied / Christelle Colman

CAPE TOWN - Standard Insurance Limited confirms that it has received 1,718 claims since the beginning of the week, following the storms that spread across Gauteng and outlying areas. 

This figure includes initial claims coming in from Durban and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

“The storm conditions and hail caused quite severe damage in Gauteng, from roofs caving in and walls collapsing to accidents on the roads. While similar claims are likely in Durban it is still too early to predict how severe the damage may be, but claims are expected to rise as the storm subsides and people assess the full extent of the damage,” says Standard Insurance Limited.

According to the South African Weather Service heavy downpours, strong winds and thunderstorms are expected across Durban and further inland.

The insurance provider has called on South Africans with damage to contact their insurance provider as soon as possible. 

“While it’s impossible to change the weather, you can protect your belongings as much as possible and make sure they’ll be replaced through insurance if damaged. If your property is damaged during this week’s rainy weather, contact us as soon as possible and we’ll try to make sure your life continues as normal,” says Standard Insurance Limited.

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