Disaster management teams across KwaZulu-Natal have been placed on high alert following a weather warning of severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the province later on Monday. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo African News Agency (ANA)
Disaster management teams across KwaZulu-Natal have been placed on high alert following a weather warning of severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the province later on Monday. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo African News Agency (ANA)

Disaster teams on high alert as KZN braces for more thunderstorms

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Nov 30, 2020

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Durban – Disaster management teams across KwaZulu-Natal have been placed on high alert following a weather warning of severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the province later on Monday.

The South African Weather Service Severe says thunderstorms are expected over the south-western parts and the Midlands this afternoon, drifting into the north-eastern parts in the evening.

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka warned residents of the dangers posed by the severe thunderstorms which are expected to bring strong winds, hail and heavy downpours.

"We are appealing to residents in the areas that could be affected, to exercise extreme caution as the weather could deteriorate to dangerous levels. We are appealing for everyone to be vigilant as the expected heavy downpours could lead to localised flooding in low-lying areas and difficult driving conditions for motorists," the MEC said.

Disaster Management teams will be monitoring routes and areas that are prone to incidents very closely.

The areas that might be affected are:

Abaqulusi

Alfred Duma – Indaka

Dr N Dlamini-Zuma – Underberg

eDumbe

Endumeni

Greater Kokstad

Impendle

Inkosi Langalibalele – Escourt

Inkosi Langalibalele – Sobabili

Maphumulo

Mpofana – Giants Castle

Mpofana – Mooi River

Msinga

Mthonjaneni

Nkandla

Nongoma

Nquthu

Richmond

Msunduzi

Ubuhlebezwe

Ulundi

uMngeni

uMshwathi

Umvoti

Umzimkhulu

uPhongolo

Residents are urged to avoid being on the road where possible and to refrain from crossing low-lying bridges.

IOL

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