ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
05/04/2019
 
For Immediate Release
 
City’s Disaster Management Teams on Standby as Heavy Rainfall Is Expected to Night
 
The eThekwini Municipality’s City Manager Sipho Nzuza has put all disaster management teams on high alert following heavy down pours forecast for this evening. According to the South African Weather Services (SAWS), there is an 80% chance of rain showers with a possibility of strong winds.
 
“We are not taking any chances as we are in the grip of climate change. Our disaster management teams are well equipped and ready to respond in every part of the city in the event of a disaster. We are appealing to all our residents to always heed our warnings. By doing so, we would go a long way in saving lives and mitigating unnecessary disasters” said Nzuza.
 
Residents in low lying areas are urged to be ultra-cautious as localised flooding is expected. Motorists who may be on the city’s roads to night, are requested to drive safely at all times and reduce speed. The rain is expected to relent in the morning.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela.
 
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