Durban storm has escalated and the government of the city has issued a warning demanding that all residents stay in doors.
The city government related that its Disaster Management Call Center is currently experiencing high call volumes . A statement it issued read:
“Due to the inclement weather conditions currently being experienced in the City, we ask that all residents 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 hours, and is extremely dangerous.
All roads in the southern parts of Durban have been closed. Our Disaster Management Call Center is currently experiencing high call volumes. Residents are asked to please only call for emergencies.”
Residents are urged t stay indoors!!! pic.twitter.com/IUd6ToFUcR
— eThekwini Muni (@eThekwiniM) October 10, 2017
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Meanwhile, ER24 said paramedics and other local rescue services have been kept busy due to heavy downpours which have flooded roads in and around Durban.
It is said that severe flooding of roads occurred in Amanzimtoti, N2 between Amanzimtoti and M7 Bluff. A mudslide happened near Doonside and several other roads have been closed off.
ER24 related thus:
“Paramedics were alerted of several vehicles that were under water along the N2. Heavy rainfall also contributes to smaller rivers and low-lying areas to fill up quickly, leaving dangerous conditions across large parts the area.
“ER24 paramedics have responded to several calls for assistance. Some of the incidents include containers that fell from a truck onto a vehicle near Rotterdam Road in Bayhead, a family was trapped inside their home when it flooded in Barlew Mews, an ambulance overturned leaving two medical crew injured along the N2 in Umgababa, two taxis collided in Magabeni and several other distress calls.”
Confirming the Durban storm, the South African Weather Service (SAWS), revealed that the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape would experience similar storm before the weather system moves off the country. However, tunderstorms are expected to return to the country on Saturday.