Death toll from KZN storm rises to 16
A total of 16 people have died as a result of storms in the KwaZulu-Natal province in the last two weeks.
Parts of the province has been experiencing hefty weather conditions, from heavy rains to flash floods, thunderstorms that destroyed houses and even a number of tornados.
Cooperative governance MEC, Sipho Hlomuka has been briefing reporters in Durban on response and relief efforts following the bad weather conditions KZN has been facing.
Hlomuka says coordinated teams have been setup to react speedily as more bad weather is expected.
“As we speak, we are dealing with the whole province and all districts we have disaster management teams that are assessing the damage that has happened,” says Hlomuka.
In a statement released by the South African weather service it is stated that KZN is expected to be the province particularly affected by these extreme weather conditions.
They added that they will however continue to monitor any further developments relating to this weather system and will issue subsequent updates as required.
Several people remain unaccounted for following the severe storms that hit KZN since the weekend and people have been urged to regularly follow weather forecasts on television and radio.