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Flood warning as Vaal and Bloemhof dams overflow

The Vaal and Bloemhof dams sluice gates are to remain open as the outflow of water remains high, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Thursday. This comes after the department opened two sluice gates on…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. South Africa
Posted:
21 Jan 2022

South Africa

Ongoing heavy rains classified as national disaster

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has classified the damaging recent inclement weather in parts of the country as a national disaster. The heavy summer rain has claimed over 80 lives, with damage to property, infrastructure and…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. South Africa
Posted:
20 Jan 2022

South Africa

South Africa - Floods (SAWS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2022)

Heavy rain has been affecting Eastern Cape Province (south-eastern South Africa) over the past few days, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage. According to media reports, at least ten people died, hundreds of people have…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ECHO
Posted:
11 Jan 2022

South Africa

Zulu visits flood-ravaged areas in Buffalo City Municipality

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu will today visit parts of the Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape where flooding from the recent torrential rains left a trail of destruction of property and the tragic loss…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. South Africa
Posted:
11 Jan 2022