Mop up after days of bad weather

2011-07-28 13:04

Durban - Mopping up operations began on Thursday morning after three days of unusually bad weather in KwaZulu-Natal.

“Mopping-up operations will take off in full swing today,” said provincial co-operative governance spokesperson, Mthatheni Mabaso.

He said MEC Nomusa Dube would reveal on Thursday the extent of the damage caused by the snow, frost and rain.

“She will later today give an indication as to what extent the damage has dented the province’s economy, including the effects of the disruptions to transport as a result of the heavy snowfalls,” he said.

Snowfalls closed major KwaZulu-Natal roads, resulting in possible massive economic loss.

Dube would also visit families of people affected by the bad weather, Mabaso said.

“She will visit the family of the storm victim who died when a roof collapsed in Kennedy Road yesterday. She will also visit the displaced families in Stanger to provide for food and other needs.”

  • MyHeroMalema - 2011-07-28 13:22

    Now this is job creation

  • Helen_77 - 2011-07-28 13:36

    "possible massive economic loss"??? from the weather, what about the strikers? No one cant do anything about the weather, but the strikers must pull their thumb out & realise what they are doing to the country

  • likealot - 2011-07-28 13:55

    Oh, just shut up! While I do agree that our Government needs a clean-up, we have a situation where a natural disaster has strike, and just like in any other country, the Government is doing what they should. Had they not done anything, there would be lots to say as well.

  • Tiwonge - 2011-07-28 15:09

    After that literal clean up. Next there should another one in the government, removing corruption.

  • christoffdt - 2011-07-28 15:12

    I cannot believe you write a story about snow without pictures!! I am at the end of a one year internship in the USA and I wondered how we would handle it if we ever got any real amount of snow.

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