SA Weather issues another weather warning as storm hits Durban

HEAVY rain and gale force winds are currently lashing Durban and there are reports of roofs blown off, trees down, walls have collapsed,  power is out and roads have been closed and are flooded across the city. Ethekwini Municipality is urging all residents to stay indoors until the storm passes.

Residents are also cautioned against driving or walking anywhere for the duration of the storm. The current wind has been measured at 70 kilometres per hour, and is extremely dangerous. All roads in the southern parts of Durban have been closed.

The city’s Disaster Management Call Centre is currently experiencing high call volumes. Residents are requested to only call the Disaster Management Call Centre for emergencies on 031 361 0000.

SA Weather has issued another warning of heavy downpours, strong winds and thunderstorms which are expected across Durban as the storm, which started in the southcoast  moved north and inland this morning.

Meterologist Aslam Sardiwalla said the storm may move as far as 50 kilometres inland.

“We have received reports of heavy downpours and flooding in some areas, and expect other areas to be affected as the storm moves.”

In some part of KwaZulu-Natal there have been reports of 90km/h winds, he said.

Social media sites are buzzing with reports of damage caused by the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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