The Jukskei River near Setswetla Informal settlement, Alexandra. Picture: @CityofJoburgEMS
The Jukskei River near Setswetla Informal settlement, Alexandra. Picture: @CityofJoburgEMS

VIDEOS AND PICS: Flash floods cause chaos across Gauteng

By ANA Reporter and IOL Time of article published Feb 8, 2020

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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.

Disaster Management: Disaster management is facilitating temporary accommodation and relief supplies to victims #flooding #joburgcares #JHBTraffic ^NB pic.twitter.com/p2NkJr81eF

— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) February 8, 2020

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.

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.

Residents have been asked to contact the city's Disaster Management on 011 375 5911 for emergencies.

Video: ANA/Michael Sherman


African News Agency and IOL

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