Rain and winds wreak HAVOC

2016-07-28 06:00
 Sue-Ellen Jones sweeps water out of Coastal Cellular in Oslo Beach.

Sue-Ellen Jones sweeps water out of Coastal Cellular in Oslo Beach.

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RAIN came down and hard at the beginning of the week, resulting in reports of flooding and destruction of property by strong winds in the district.

A farm in Southbroom, Outlook Farms, recorded a total of 293.1mm rainfall since last Friday 22 July night to Monday, 25 July. A further 300mm fell between Monday and Wednesday.

Emergency services were kept busy as they responded to various road accidents. A family of three was swept off a bridge, and had to swim several kilometres before getting to a place of safety in the heavy rain on Tuesday.

KZN EMS spokesperson, Robert McKenzie, said no fatalities had been reported.

“Two cars were washed off bridges on the South Coast,” he said.

He said motorists must still exercise caution even though the rain has eased off.

The Hibiscus Coast Municipality fire department responded to incidents from Monday to Tuesday, spokesperson Simon April confirmed. There were seven houses in Wards 20, 22 and 23 that were damaged because of flooding.

“The municipality has given emergency relief items to those affected. Teams are closely monitoring bridges although there have been no reports of any bridges washing away.”

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