Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged communities across the country to exercise caution as heavy rains continue a trail of devastation in parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
At least 59 people are believed to have died as a result of the flooding which started at the weekend due to torrential rains.
Dlamini-Zuma has issued a list of precautions residents of KwaZulu-Natal should take.
Disaster response teams continue to work around the clock to help residents trapped as a result of harsh weather conditions that have caused localized flooding of human settlements and roads across the province. pic.twitter.com/CyPoezsdKh
— KZNCOGTA (@kzncogta) April 12, 2022
Many are left destitute as their homes have been destroyed by the floods. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has therefore warned those in low-lying areas to evacuate to safer locations.
Meanwhile, provincial and local disaster response teams across the country are assisting those affected. This comes as the South African Weather Service has warned of more rain still expected in many parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the province’s Department of Transportation has urged motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads as flash floods continue to ravage the province, causing overflowing rivers, submerged vehicles and destroyed properties.
REPORT: KZN infrastructures decimated by floods
— NationalCoGTA (@NationalCoGTA) April 12, 2022
— KZN Transport (@KZNTransport) April 12, 2022
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