City of Ekurhuleni on high alert ahead of heavy rainfall

December 7, 2018 6:53 pm

JOHANNESBURG – The Ekurhuleni Disaster Management Service says it’s on high alert ahead of heavy rainfall expected this weekend in Gauteng.

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for severe thunderstorms which could lead to flooding.

Emergency services have advised residents to be vigilant, and motorists are being urged to avoid crossing low-lying bridges during flooding.

“Ekurhuleni, being one of the cities where heavy rains are expected, is ready to assist those in need, particularly in the informal settlements,” says emergency management services spokesperson William Ntladi.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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