KZN MEC issues weather warning

2011-07-26 16:24
Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube has urged communities to be on the alert as extreme weather conditions continue in the province.

"I would like to warn all communities to remain on full alert as the weatherman forecasts a continuation of the wet weather conditions right into the night," said Dube.

The weather was so bad in other parts of the province that mud houses were beginning to collapse due to continuous heavy rains, Dube said.

Kwadukuza, Sakhamkhanya, Doringkop, Driefontein were the most affected by heavy rain while other areas were hit by snow, she said.

"At Sisonke District, there is heavy snow in Underberg, Kokstad and between Matatiele and Cedarville."

Dube said military vehicles were being used to assist people stuck on the road because of frosty conditions.

"The N3 near Ladysmith has been closed to traffic. Two trains are stuck between Newcastle and Standerton. The air force has been approached for assistance.”

Dube had activated the central provincial disaster management centre to assist people affected by the bad weather.

"We want to warn our people, particularly those still living near rivers and those living in mud houses.

The heavy rains are continuing vigorously, so you don’t know what might happen while you are in your house,” she said.

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