Flood warning for Joburg

2009-11-20 10:04

THERE is a strong possibility some areas in Johannesburg may

experience floods following the rainy week, the city’s emergency services warned

on Friday.

“Low-lying areas have been a challenge in the past and it is

expected that they may experience flooding during this rainy weather,”

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Percy Morokane said.

Areas at risk were those around the Klipriver system in Soweto,

areas between the West Rand’s river system and the northern suburbs, including

Dainfern, Diepsloot, Alexandra and Woodmead.

“People who experience problems should call 10177. They must make

sure they have a proper evacuation plan should their houses be flooded.”

He appealed to parents to keep an eye on their children.

“Kids are kids. They may want to experiment with water. Last month

we had incidents involving kids. Parents and guardians should regularly talk to

children about water safety.

“Most importantly, people must watch or listen to weather reports

for regular updates.”


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