JOHANNESBURG – Authorities are on high alert amid heavy rains in parts of eThekwini.
The South African Weather Service has issued a Red Level 10 warning for disruptive rain in Durban and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
The city says it has already identified high-risk areas and has evacuation plans in place.
“We are currently worried about Umdloti, we have seen videos of water gushing into people’s houses, towards people’s houses and the roads that look unstable and we have requested that the SANDF, who are in Durban at the moment, assist us there,” said Deputy City Manager, Musa Gumede.
“We are also worried about flats in Tongaat that may have been flooded, especially where there are elderly people and we have sent our teams there as well.”
The province is still reeling from recent deadly floods.