Various departments are, on Wednesday, working to assist residents of Cape Town affected by the cold fronts hitting the Western Cape. A storm made landfall on Sunday evening, prompting weather warnings of heavy downpours and wind gusts of up to 140 km/h. The strong winds have damaged properties in numerous[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked all emergency personnel and rescue workers who have worked around the clock to help save lives since floods hit the Durban metro on Monday night. He was visiting the families of those who lost loved ones and their homes due to the floods. Government to make funds available President[…]
Parts of the Eastern Cape, especially Port St Johns, have also suffered flooding from the heavy rains. The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 51. The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over the province on Wednesday with the weather only expected to clear[…]
Last week’s Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth an estimated R124m to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer said on Monday. Extreme weather on June 14 saw 170 schools damaged, while two others were damaged in the[…]
Volunteers from Muslims relief organisation sprang into action on Wednesday to assist hundreds of Capetonians affected by the flash floods and gale force winds overnight. Scores of homes were damaged by the strong winds and heavy rains last night, with trees blown over in many suburbs. Musatadafin Foundation director Gaironesa[…]
Heavy rain has flooded low-lying areas across the Gaza Strip, including Khazaa and Beit Hanoun where thousands of Gazans displaced by the Israeli offensive last summer are living in caravans. Civil Defense spokesman Muhammad al-Midana told Ma’an that a number of homes in the neighborhood of Kunz Street and Shabia[…]
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