ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

Heavy Tanzanian floods kill 10

2014-04-12 22:30

At least 10 people, five of them children, have been killed by heavy floods in Tanzania’s economic capital, Dar es Salaam, officials say.

Global disasters cause losses of $140bn

2014-03-26 10:58

Natural and man-made disasters caused $140bn of damage worldwide last year, according to a study released by reinsurance group Swiss Re.

Rescue efforts to continue in flood-hit SA

2014-03-20 13:32

Search-and-rescue operations will continue in parts of the country affected by recent heavy rains, Cabinet says.

Bela-Bela residents urged to be waterwise

2014-03-18 21:12

Bela-Bela residents should use water wisely, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has warned.

MEC launches Gauteng pothole campaign

2014-03-18 11:54

An emergency road maintenance campaign to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain has been launched by Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Pretoria flood damage estimated at R124m

2014-03-17 22:21

Early estimates of flood damage in and around Pretoria after the recent heavy rains in Gauteng stood at about R124m, the City says.

N African dust stimulates monsoons

2014-03-17 07:31

Desert dust from North Africa and the Arabian peninsula stimulates monsoon rains over India, says a study suggesting that desertification from global warming may boost these downpours.

Missing Pretoria child's body found

2014-03-15 11:58

The body of one of the three children who went missing in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been found, the city of Tshwane says

No disasters declared over floods

2014-03-14 22:19

None of the nine provinces has declared a disaster caused by floods, Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

1 300 rescued from floods in Limpopo

2014-03-14 17:18

About 1 300 people have been rescued across Limpopo this week due to extensive flooding.

Motorist dies in North West floods

2014-03-14 09:05

A motorist has died and two people were rescued in extensive flooding in Mogwase, North West.

North West floods worsen

2014-03-13 22:24

Heavy rains have caused havoc in the North West, with Mogwase the latest place to be affected by floods.

Limpopo residents airlifted to safety

2014-03-13 15:52

Seventy people have been airlifted to safety from a hill in Lephalale, Limpopo, after the Mogol River burst its banks.

March rain at record high

2014-03-13 14:07

The SA weather service has reported that heavy rainfall during the first 10 days of March has broken records in parts of the country.

Bodies still missing as floods calm down

2014-03-12 22:11

Four people are still missing in Mpumalanga and Limpopo after extensive flooding in several parts of the country.

Flood warning: 60cm of water can float a car

2014-03-12 12:52

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause a lot of trouble. Even 15cm of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet; 60cm of water can float a car.

Search continues for missing Pretoria kids

2014-03-12 10:18

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, continues, police say.

Heavy rains cause countrywide havoc

2014-03-11 20:48

Several drownings and rescue operations have been reported as persistent rain and flooding caused havoc in several parts of the country.

Mpuma flood victims receive aid

2014-03-11 18:10

Mpumalanga Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Simon Skhosana has handed over relief supplies to residents affected by flooding.

Vaal River expected to overflow

2014-03-11 14:45

Residents of Ngwathe in the Free State were urged to take precautionary measures as the Vaal River could overflow, the SABC reports.

Floods keep parts of Kruger shut off

2014-03-11 11:14

Some of the Kruger National Park's bush camps will remain closed due to continuing floods in the area, SA National Parks said on Tuesday.

Department issues flood alert after heavy rains

2014-03-10 20:48

The department of water affairs has issued a flood warning for some provinces after heavy rainfall soaked most parts of the country.

Flood havoc in Joburg

2014-03-07 19:03

The Gauteng provincial government has reported that several areas in Johannesburg are flooded.

Jozi deluge: Protect your rims

2014-03-07 12:15

Early this week Wheels24 published a 'flood survival guide' - now some experts share advice on potholes and the damage they can cause, especially in wet weather.

Flood warning issued for parts of SA

2014-03-07 08:50

The SA Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the eastern parts of the country over the next five days.

 

R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

North West flood damage set at R100m

2014-03-20 19:13

Flood damage in North West has amounted to at least R100m, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Funeral to be held for Mamelodi boys

2014-03-19 10:08

The City of Tshwane says the funeral of three boys who were found dead after they went missing during heavy rain last week will be held in Mamelodi.

Heavy rains kill 32 but welcomed by farmers

2014-03-18 14:05

Unusually heavy late summer rains have killed 32 people in SA but have brought welcome relief to grain farmers after drought conditions in some parts of the maize belt.

Tragic costs after Limpopo floods

2014-03-18 11:04

The Bele Bele municipality in Limpopo is in the process of determining the costs after the province experienced severe rains.

Kruger's main camps re-opened

2014-03-17 16:13

All of the Kruger National Park's main camps are now open to visitors, SANparks has confirmed

Botswana border posts closed over floods

2014-03-16 11:00

Staff at border posts between South Africa and Botswana have been evacuated after floods left several bridges along the Limpopo River submerged, say reports.

3 bodies found after North West floods

2014-03-15 10:29

The bodies of three people swept away by floods in the North West have been found, the office of premier Thandi Modise says.

Rising water hampers search for missing kids

2014-03-14 19:10

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been put on hold.

Al Gore talks climate change in SA

2014-03-14 17:17

Former US vice president Al Gore provides an overview of how climate change is being driven by humans and how the world is changing due to this.

Kids swept away in North West floods

2014-03-14 07:02

Two children have been swept away in the township of Mogwase, North West, following heavy rains, the provincial government says.

Aid group raises R2m for Zim flood victims

2014-03-13 14:31

South African aid foundation Gift of the Givers says it has raised R2m in supplies for victims of Zimbabwe’s recent floods.

North West residents warned of floods

2014-03-13 09:08

Residents of Rustenburg, North West, have been warned to take extra precautions over the next few days, following extensive flooding in several parts of the province.

Floods shut Mpumalanga's R35

2014-03-12 16:11

Motorists are being advised to exercise extreme caution between Middelburg and Bethal, as heavy rain continues to pelt the province.

Rain set to subside by weekend

2014-03-12 12:11

The SA Weather Service says less rain is expected over the weekend in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, but a severe weather watch is still in place for these provinces for the next two days.

Another flood warning for parts of SA

2014-03-12 08:28

The SA Weather Service has again issued a watch for flooding in the northern parts of the country - the 11th day in a row that the region may have to face stormy weather.

Mpuma floods claim more victims

2014-03-11 19:27

Eleven people have drowned in Mpumalanga in the past week because of heavy rains and 12 have reportedly been rescued.

Flood warning for northern provinces

2014-03-11 15:45

Flood warnings have been issued by the Department of Water Affairs for certain parts of the country after serious rainfall.

Pretoria bridge washed away

2014-03-11 11:21

A low-water bridge was washed away by flood water in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, Tshwane emergency services say.

Six drown in Mpumalanga floods

2014-03-11 09:51

Six people have drowned in various parts of Mpumalanga due to heavy flooding, police say.

Limpopo woman still missing in floods

2014-03-10 14:54

An elderly woman who was swept away with her husband while swimming in Bela-Bela is still missing.

Jozi deluge: Protect your rims

2014-03-07 15:00

Early this week Wheels24 published a 'flood survival guide' - now some experts share advice on potholes...

Safari vehicle swept away by river

2014-03-07 09:07

When a Kaingo Private Game Reserve safari vehicle carrying 11 people got swept away by the Mokolo River, help came from an unlikely source.

Jozi deluge: Protect your rims

2014-03-07 06:00

Early this week Wheels24 published a 'flood survival guide' - now some experts share advice on potholes and the damage they can cause, especially in wet weather.

 
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