Heavy rains wreak havoc in Durban
SAWeather Service issued a warning to residents of KwaZulu-Natal and those in the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape.
Residents were warned to expect heavy, destructive rains throughout the day, with areas in the Drakensberg, Howick and midlands areas to expect slight snowfall, which could lead to slippery roads and dangerous driving conditions, with temperatures estimated to be between 10°C and a high of 16°C.
Heavy rains fell throughout Durban, wreaking havoc, in a property in LaMercy. After the heavy rains experienced in the area on Monday night and further rains experienced on Tuesday, the family found themselves in dire straits after their home was flooded and extensively damaged.
The stormwater drain which runs between two properties on Twilight Avenue and runs into a nearby lagoon, burst following a heavy downpour on Monday night and caused the ground on the side of the property to split in two as the huge volume of water that tore through it.
The family was left in need of accommodation, the children were taken in by the neighbors, with the traumatised parents remaining in the damaged house.
Volunteer organsation, Community Emergency Response Team was able to offer the family a helping hand .
The head of the Community Emergency Response Team, Nazir Sadack said the volunteer organisation, had been informed that the eThekwini Municipality was assessing the damage and trying to reconnect water to homes in the area.
Vox weather meteorologist, Annette Botha unpacked reasons behind Durban and East London receiving heavy rainfalls on Tuesday.
Take a look at these 24hr rainfall observations!!
It’s still POURING with rain this Tuesday AND a Level 3 Yellow WARNING is still valid for MORE DISRUPTIVE RAIN leading to localised flooding over the extreme eastern parts of the Eastern Cape Province and Kwa-Zulu-Natal. pic.twitter.com/GrJWs5dT0d
— Vox Weather (@VoxWeatherZa) September 7, 2021
“It is currently pouring in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape synoptic analysis state that there will be high level of moisture in most parts of South Africa. There will be moist air over these two provinces that is responsible for the wide spread showers, South African Weather Services had issued level 3 yellow warning for disrupting rainfall which can lead to localised flooding. Our accumulated rainfall shows 50mm of shades expected between East London and Durban on Tuesday, freezing levels are expected to drop in some parts of the country,” she explained.