City warns of strong gale force winds approaching

Pedestrians walk around a massive sinkhole on Phila Ndwandwe Road in Isipingo after Tuesday’s storm

City warns of strong gale force winds approaching

EThekwini Municipality's Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit has issued a warning to residents to expect gale force winds this evening and tomorrow. This warning follows Tuesday's devastating storm.

"The gale force winds are expected in most KZN coastlines".

At least 11 people died in KwaZulu-Natal after the province was hit by massive storm on Tuesday, which was dubbed the worst one to hit the area in years. Houses, businesses, schools and schools were destroyed by the inclement weather.

SA Weather forecaster Wiseman Dlamini said there was no need for panic as the cold front was expected to affect only those out at sea.

The service says it needs R30 million to invest in infrastructure. "We don't have any warnings out this afternoon, we are only having 30% chance of showers from this afternoon", he said.

The eThekwini Municipality has warned residents of two imminent cold fronts approaching Durban on Thursday.

"We are expecting strong South Westerly winds during the course of the day. The wind will moderate overnight from the South", said Sardiwalla. "Associated with these are strong winds which will travel at approximately 58 km/h", said Mthethwa. "Heavy rainfall is also expected this afternoon".

The National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson could not be reached on their phone.

The city has requested residents to please only call the Emergency Management Call Centre for emergencies on 031 361 0000.

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