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All flood response systems activated in KZN amid floods – SABC News

The government says it has activated all of its emergency response systems in KwaZulu-Natal following heavy rains that led to flooding in several areas across the province.

This is the second time that the district has been hit by heavy flooding in just over a month. Last month, 448 people died in the floods.

Areas most affected by heavy flooding are Umlazi south of Durban, oThongathi, Westbrook and Umdloti north of Durban.

Lungi Mtshali, spokesman for government cooperation and traditional affairs, “So the government has convened a cabinet meeting yesterday with all the ministers present to intervene in the impending disaster we are now facing in KZN. What we have done is to reactivate all the emergency services we have at the height of the disaster and we are now assessing the extent of the damage so that the government can come up with a comprehensive plan on how to respond to this. “

Among the people who have been transferred to the ward are residents of a retirement home.

KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister Sihle Zikakala has also warned people in southern Durban to be on the lookout for floods.

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Several roads have been affected by persistent rain.

Parboo Sewpersad, a spokesman for eThekwini Metro Police, said: “Drivers must be very careful and avoid driving through flooded areas. Avoid crossing low bridges, streams and rivers. Residents live in lowland areas, which can be affected by sudden floods. Monitor rising water levels and evacuate to safer places or higher areas. The public must watch the weather warnings and radio and television. “

Sewpersad has advised people to keep their mobile phones close and call 031 361 0000 if they need help.



All flood response systems activated in KZN amid floods – SABC News

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