Emergency teams work around the clock after rains wreak havoc

THE City’s emergency services have responded to a number of distress calls following heavy rains which lashed Durban and its surrounds over the past two days.  Teams are working around the clock to attend to power outages and reports of flooding.

Power outages were reported from various parts of the metro, in particular around Dube Village in Inanda.   Faultsmen are currently on site to attend to and resolve all reported power outages.

Reports of localised street flooding, due to blocked drains, have also been received. The Municipality’s Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit is logging all reported complaints and dispatching teams to undertake assessment of damaged areas. For assistance residents are encouraged to call 031 361 0000 or report the incident to their Ward Councillor.

Due to high tides, Country Club and Thekwini beaches will remain closed until further notice.

There has been approximately 160mm of rainfall that has been recorded since Friday, 12 May.

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