City opens community halls for flood-affected residents

As the rainy weather continues across the city today, eThekwini Municipality Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda urged residents to remain vigilant.

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“We want to warn residents not to speed up and to keep a safe distance when driving on wet roads. Obey the rules of the road to avoid accidents,” he said.

“Use fire responsibly as the city is prone to catastrophic fires, especially in informal settlements in such inclement weather,” he added.

Yesterday’s downpour left two people dead – one in KwaMashu Ward 47 and the other in uMlazi Ward 87.

Kaunda conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.

In the meantime, the City has opened community halls to accommodate residents affected by the flooding.

The rooms currently open are:

  • Clermont Room
  • New room from Germany
  • Waterloo Room
  • OThongathi Hall
  • Amawoti Hall
  • Marianridge Hall
  • Hambanathi Hall
  • Room V Moonsamy
  • Belvedere room

The list will be updated as new locations become available.

Floods, Metro Police, Disasters and Emergencies can be contacted on 031 361 0000.

eThekwini’s call centers for electricity and disaster emergencies are experiencing a high volume of calls.

The public can use the following alternative contact details: Electricity Line WhatsApp 076 791 2449 or e-mail [email protected]

Call the Disaster Assistance Service on 031 367 0039 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 031 367 0000 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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