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Severe thunderstorms hit central SA – SA Weather Service

Cape Town – It’s going to be a wet start to the week across the central parts of the country, as the South Africa Weather Service has issued a watch for severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are expected in the north-western and western KwaZulu-Natal, the north-eastern Free State and southern highveld of Mpumalanga for Sunday evening […]

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Gale force winds blow in KZN

As earlier predicted by the SA Weather Service, KZN is experiencing gale force winds, fortunately with no storm associated. There have been reports in Margate, Port Edward, Durban, Richards Bay and St Lucia of poor visibility on the roads. Motorists are urged to exercise caution on the roads. Forecaster, Thandiwe Gumede said earlier that areas […]

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Child swept away after creche is flooded during KZN storm

Durban – Emergency services have confirmed that a toddler from a crèche in Umlazi has been swept away by floods in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s understood the crèche was flooded as a result of Tuesday’s massive thunderstorms. ER24’s Ineke van Huyssteen says the search for the child has been postponed for now. “It is believed that a […]

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Four dead in KZN storms

At least four people have died in a day of storms that hit various areas in KwaZulu-Natal. What we know so far about the #KZNstorms: Four people have been confirmed dead so far. One was an eight-year-old child who was struck by lightning, while another was a 46-year-old man who drowned trying to cross a […]

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Heavy rains and gusty winds warning for KZN this weekend

Durban – Cold weather precipitated by heavy rains and gusty winds is expected for KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, warned Weather SA. The weather service issued an alert for harsh conditions throughout the country. “We are urging motorists to be extremely cautious, and for people to avoid crossing swollen rivers,” said provincial Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert […]

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KZN disaster management on high alert as heavy rains pour

Durban – The KZN department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) on Thursday said disaster management teams had been placed on high alert because of the incessant heavy rains. KZN Cogta spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso said the acting MEC for the department, Weziwe Thusi, has assured communities in the province that disaster management teams were […]

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