MEDIA RELEASE
 
15 May 2017
 
For immediate release
 
Update on Heavy Rains in Durban
 
After the heavy rains experienced in Durban and surrounding areas over the past two days, the Municipality’s emergency services personnel have been responding to distress calls and working around the clock to ensure the safety of all citizens.
 
Several power outages from various parts of the Municipality have been reported, particularly around Dube Village in the Inanda area. Faultsmen are currently on site to attend to and resolve all reported power outages.
 
Reports of localised street flooding, due to blocked drains, have been received. The Municipality’s Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit is logging all reported complaints and dispatching teams to undertake assessment of damaged areas.
 
For assistance residents are encouraged to call 031 361 0000 or report the incident to their ward Councillor.
 
Due to high tides, Country Club and Thekwini beaches will remain closed until further notice.
 
There has been approximately 160mm of rainfall that has been recorded since Friday, 12 May.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa.
 
 
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