Coast KZN

18 Dec 2019

Alert: Weather warning issued for Ugu District

(South Coast Herald) Picture: File Photo

The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has warned residents of Ugu,  uThukela, uMgungundlovu and, Harry Gwala district municipalities to exercise caution following reports received by the department from the South African Weather Service indicating severe thunderstorms expected in these areas.

The weather reports indicate that these thunderstorms are expected from midday going into the evening. “We have placed disaster management teams in these areas on high alert so that they can provide assistance should the need arise. We are also appealing to residents to pay attention to the weather patterns and take the necessary precautions,” said Hlomuka.

Hlomuka has also appealed to motorists and pedestrians who might get caught in the thunderstorms to exercise great caution as the inclement weather conditions continue to pose a risk to communities, especially in rural areas of the province.