KZN disaster management teams dispatched to help homeless families after torrential rain destroyed homes


DURBAN – Disaster management teams have been dispatched to two areas in KwaZulu-Natal to assist after families were left homeless following heavy rains on Tuesday.

KZN cooperative governance and traditional affairs, MEC Sipho Hlomuka, said the teams were responsible for providing the necessary support to affected families and investigating the circumstances surrounding these incidents.

“The teams continue to monitor areas prone to weather incidents. Residents who experience weather-related incidents are advised to contact their local disaster management center, ”Hlomuka said.

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Heavy rains in and around Durban caused a landslide in La Mercy on the north coast of KZN where parts of a road collapsed and part of a house was washed away.

Meanwhile, in KwaDukuza in Ward 16, a house collapsed due to heavy rains. No injuries or deaths were reported in these incidents which took place this morning.

South African weather services said warmer weather was forecast for the province for the weekend.

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