More rains expected in Johannesburg
The weather service is predicting more rains today and tomorrow. Gauteng has experienced heavy rains for the most part of this week. Roads were flooded on Wednesday and property damaged when flash floods hit Johannesburg and parts of Ekurhuleni this week.
This tweet from the City of Johannesburg to residents.
If a flash flood warning has been issued for your area, act immediately! You may only have seconds before flood waters appear. #flashfloods
— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) November 10, 2016
At O R Tambo International some flights had to be re-routed while others were delayed. In Alexandra, emergency services had to call off the search for a three-year-old who was swept away by raging water. It is understood the toddler lost grip of a branch she and her father were hanging on to and was swept away.
— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) November 10, 2016
Gauteng Today ‘s Weather overview: 11.11.2016 pic.twitter.com/GEJFYbiJPI
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 11, 2016
Heavy rains and flooding have also raised questions about the drainage system on the country’s roads. Another issue of concern is the warnings issued by the weather service. Residents of Johannesburg feel there were not enough warnings or alerts issued ahead of the rains. Emergency services say they will remain on high alert as rain is expected to still pour today.
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