Joburg officials visit flood areas

2011-01-19 13:31

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo and Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Memezi were visiting flood-affected areas on Wednesday, emergency services said.

Areas flooded due to heavy rainfall were: Protea South, Kliptown, Klipspruit West, Lenasia, Orlando West, Meadowlands, Freedom Charter Square, Nancefield, and certain areas of Alexandra, Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Percy Morokane said in a statement.

Areas around Ivory Park were also flooded as well as Themba Khoza informal settlement, Baghdad informal settlement, Kaalfontein and Ebony Park.

Earlier this week, weather forecasters issued warnings about possible flash flooding around Johannesburg.

Forty-three families had been evacuated from Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg since Monday as floods swept through the area. The families returned to there homes on Tuesday afternoon.

Morokane said 18 of the households reported structural damages, 41 had their furniture damaged, 48 had their clothes and blankets soaked in water and mud and 20 had their food destroyed by the heavy rains.

Eighty-seven people, who were trapped by the floods, had to be rescued in Soweto.

The Disaster Management Directorate visited individual households affected to assess the extent of the damages and losses suffered because of the floods, Morokane said.

After the initial assessment, relevant stakeholders were mobilised to assist with humanitarian relief for the victims.

He said several non-governmental organisations (NGO's) had donated relief materials in the form of blankets, food parcels and clothing.

A short-term rehabilitation programme had been developed for the affected areas which included urgent repairing of roads, storm-water drainage systems, waste management and debris removal, restoration, repair and replacement of electrical infrastructures, environmental rehabilitation and restoration of water supply and sewer systems.

Medium to long-term interventions included continuous rehabilitation, counselling and maintenance as well as risk assessment, Morokane said.
- SAPA
Read more on:    amos masondo  |  johannesburg  |  floods  |  weather
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

7 insanely cool smartphone photography tips

With these smartphone photography tips your pics will have some edge!

 
 

For chic geeks...

10 mind-blowing explosions done in the name of science
Wearable Tech: Sleek or geek?
Geeky DIY tips to make you the talk of the town
Polaroid’s new rugged action cam is badass

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Camping gear!

We’ve got all your camping must have’s right here at mind blowing low prices. Check them out now!

Herbex – buy 3 & get 1 free!

Fat burn packs, appetite control chewies, stretch mark cream and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

30% off Jinger Jack handbags

Spice up your wardrobe and save 30% on stylish Jinger Jack handbags. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 books & pay for 2

The cheapest of the 3 books will be free. Offer valid while stocks last. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

Deal of the week!

Hisense 40” Full HD LED Television now R3999. Offer valid while stocks last. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Mercury has moved into Libra which adds a more social energy to the way you can communicate and connect things. Today is about...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.