Johannesburg - Just as many Johannesburg commuters won't forget the chaos caused by flooding at Gillooly's Interchange in 2016, KwaZulu-Natal residents will remember last year's devastating storm damage for a long time to come.
Momentum Short-term Insurance Head of Operations Vickey Swanevelder says these events, and others like them, are reminders of how extreme weather events can cause chaos and disrupt people's lives.
"While nobody wants to see these types of events repeated, South Africans can prepare for the unexpected."
The majority of the country is currently experiencing the rainy season and while many South Africans may be hoping for greener gardens, bumper crops and improved dam levels, there is the possibility that too much rain will result in significant damage to property or vehicles.
Of course, South Africans cannot control weather patterns. They can, however put maintenance plans in place. "Even with adequate maintenance, catastrophic weather events can be highly stressful and disruptive. That's why we have compiled some tips to help South Africans reduce possible damage to their valuables," says Swanevelder.