#DurbanStorm: eThekwini Municipality urges people to stay indoors

By THOBEKA NGEMA Time of article published Oct 10, 2017

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Durban - As weather conditions continue to deteriorate and reports of infrastructure destruction emerge the eThekwini Municipality has urged its residents to stay indoors during the storm.

It comes as cars images shared on social media showed cars being submerged in flood water on the N2 freeway in Durban. There were also reports of trees being knocked down by the high-speed winds. Roofs on several homes across the city were also blown off and homes were flooded.

A major storm hit Durban on Tuesday

“Due to the inclement weather conditions currently being experienced in Durban, all residents are urged to stay indoors until the storm passes,” said Tozi Mthethwa, eThekwini Municipality spokesperson.

“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,” Mthethwa said.

Cars were submerged in flood water on the N2 south in Durban after a major storm hit on Tuesday. Photo: Supplied

Mthethwa said currently, the wind is measured at 70 kilometers per hour and it is extremely dangerous.

“Our 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.”

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