Mpumalanga disaster teams on standby

2012-12-13 13:30
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Durban - Disaster management teams from Mpumalanga were on full alert and on standby for any disasters that might occur during the festive season, the provincial department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs said on Thursday.

The province was expected to experience heavy rains, flash floods and thunderstorms that could result in an increase of dam and river levels, making small streams and rivers very dangerous, said spokesperson Simphiwe Kunene.

"Road users are urged to drive carefully when it is raining, because roads will be wet and rocks might fall in some areas. They must not drive over overflowing roads and water pools that obstruct their view of the road," he said.

Residents of Mpumalanga have been advised to be extremely cautious at all times and must avoid crossing full rivers and overflowing bridges.

Municipalities have made plans to ensure that all relevant officials and stakeholders are on standby throughout the holidays.

 

- SAPA
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