Uncertainty on Irina hitting SA again

2012-03-06 12:00

Durban residents evacuated

2012-03-05 08:36

Residents of Durban's Quarry Heights in Sydenham have been evacuated after the Palmiet River overflowed its banks while heavy rains in northern KwaZulu-Natal have left at least five people dead. WATCH

Durban - The SA Weather Service was not sure on Tuesday whether tropical storm Irina would return to South Africa this weekend.

"There is a difference of opinion on whether the tropical storm will come back close to the coast again, or if it will stay far away from the coast," weather spokesperson Mnikeli Ndaba said.

Ndaba said the tropical storm was located 748km east of Durban and would not have an impact on land. There would, however, be rough seas along the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

Irina caused heavy storms in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday afternoon. On Monday the provincial co-operative governance department said about 48 families had been displaced.

"Phumaphi Makhaye, 56, broke both her legs when her house collapsed on her on Sunday morning in Jozini in the Nyawushadi area," department spokesperson Vernon Mchunu said.

No other injuries were reported.

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