Media release

Government calls for vigilance as the risk of flooding remains high in most parts of South Africa

16 April 2022
16 April 2022
Government wishes to advise all that reside in South Africa especially in low lying areas, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape to remain vigilant as persistent showers of rain continue to pour during the Easter Weekend.  
The South African Weather Services warns that rain accompanied by thunderstorm and strong winds is expected to intensify in some parts of the country and the risk of flooding remains a possibility.  
People are urged to monitor rising water levels especially in low lying areas, exercise caution when driving through flooded areas and avoid crossing low lying bridges, water streams and rivers. 
The search and rescue efforts including the restoration of services in the KwaZulu Natal province where floods have caused massive damage to infrastructure, residential and business properties including loss of lives are continuing
Concerned citizens are advised to contact their local municipalities to enquire about available support or call the national emergency numbers: 112, 10177 and 107.
Government thanks all Non-Government Organisations, business owners and individuals involved in assisting the people of KwaZulu Natal during this time. 
Enquiries: Phumla Williams, Government Spokesperson 083 3010139
Issued by: Government Communications
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