VIDEOS AND PICS: Flash floods cause chaos across Gauteng
Johannesburg - Heavy rain in parts of Gauteng caused flash flooding of the Jukskei River in Johannesburg as well as in other parts of the province on Saturday morning.
The City of Joburg said disaster management teams are facilitating temporary accommodation and relief supplies to victims affected by the floods.
The Department of Health and Social Development, in conjunction with NGO’s and the Provincial Government, are on the ground handing out blankets and food parcels to those who have tragically lost their belongings #flooding #joburgcares #JHBTraffic ^NB pic.twitter.com/v9dZbtef7i— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) February 8, 2020
The city added that the Department of Community Development is opening community halls for those who have lost belongings to provide safe and dry shelter.
“We are also aware of properties and infrastructure that has been damaged. I would also like to assure the public that the City is doing everything possible to assist communities&ensure that those affected are given emergency assistance,”@MMCMallyMokoena #flooding #JHBTraffic ^NB pic.twitter.com/NtlX3PnBZH— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) February 8, 2020
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department were also deployed to assist with traffic at affected intersections.
Social media users tweeted pictures of the devastation the floods caused across the province.
— Gl⭕bal Citizen Fest Voice Of God (@KhumiHamese) February 8, 2020
Residents have been asked to contact the city's Disaster Management on 011 375 5911 for emergencies.
African News Agency and IOL