KZN hit by heavy rain and flooding

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of heavy downpours and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. It says the rains will lead to localised flooding and reduced visibility along the coast and adjacent interior in parts of the province. “Heavy rain leading to localised flooding and reduced visibility is expected over parts of… Continue reading KZN hit by heavy rain and flooding

More heavy rainfall expected in Gauteng until Wednesday – SA Weather Service

Gauteng residents can brace themselves for more heavy rainfall until Wednesday, the SA Weather Service says. This as widespread flooding has hit the province, with several motorists and residents in Centurion and Mamelodi left stranded. “There is still rain expected for today and tomorrow. We have 80% chance for Tuesday again in Gauteng,” forecaster Kgolofelo… Continue reading More heavy rainfall expected in Gauteng until Wednesday – SA Weather Service

Rescuers find body of seven-year-old boy who was swept into raging river

Durban – The body of a seven-year-old boy, swept away from Soweto bridge in Darnell into the flooding Nonoti river on Tuesday, was found on Wednesday afternoon. TimesLIVE reported that police divers from the Durban search and rescue unit, with Umhlali K9, IPSS Medical Rescue and KwaDukuza lifeguards, recovered the body of the boy in… Continue reading Rescuers find body of seven-year-old boy who was swept into raging river

‘Extreme danger to life’ weather warning issued for KZN

Durban – The South African Weather Service issued an “extreme danger to life” weather warning for KwaZulu-Natal as heavy rains, storms and even a tornado battered the province in recent days. At least five people have died and five people, including a seven-year-old boy is missing after being washed a away by a raging river… Continue reading ‘Extreme danger to life’ weather warning issued for KZN

Two people and several animals killed as tornado rips through KZN settlement

The tornado which hit parts of KwaZulu Natal has left two people and several animals dead. The casualties are from Mpolweni settlement near Wartburg. 20 people were also treated for minor to moderate injuries suffered during the . ER24 spokesperson, Ross Campbell, said paramedics arrived at 5:20 pm after having received a call from Disaster… Continue reading Two people and several animals killed as tornado rips through KZN settlement

Watch: M4 closed after part of it is washed away by floods

Motorists have been warned to avoid the M4 highway as heavy rains have washed away the road near the uMhlanga Bridge. Spokesperson for the Metro Police, Senior Superintendant Parboo Sewpersad confirmed that the highway has been temporarily closed. “The M4 is closed in between uMhlanga and Sibaya Casino for an assessment to be done regarding… Continue reading Watch: M4 closed after part of it is washed away by floods

WATCH: Hail, heavy rains batter parts of KZN

Durban – While parts of the city were battered by heavy rains, residents took to social media to share videos of ping pong-sized hail stones falling during Sunday afternoon’s torrential downpour. Hail fell in various parts in and around the city including Kloof, Phoenix and other areas. Disaster teams have been placed on standby after… Continue reading WATCH: Hail, heavy rains batter parts of KZN

High alert for thunderstoms and flooding in KZN

Motorists in KwaZulu Natal have been urged to brace for unfavourable driving conditions as thunderstorms threaten to hit the province. KZN disaster management teams have been placed on high alert after a warning was issued on Sunday for possible thunderstorms and localised flooding in the province. KZN co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka… Continue reading High alert for thunderstoms and flooding in KZN