Take precautions in stormy weather, MEC warns

2014-12-27 17:06

Gauteng residents have been urged by government officials to take precautions against heavy rainstorms and possible hail this weekend.

“Flooding is the usual culprit during heavy downpours, so people living in low-lying areas, near river banks, must be extra careful and vigilant,” cooperative governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo said today.

“Drivers are also warned to avoid crossing overflowing bridges as this may wash away their cars.”

Mamabolo said disaster management centres, municipalities and police were all on high alert and standby if any incidents occurred.

The SA weather service has predicted huge thunderstorms and possible hail in Gauteng, as well as Mpumalanga, this weekend.

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