Heavy Flooding in Small North West Town Leaves Mzansi Broken for Residents: “My Heart Cries”

Heavy Flooding in Small North West Town Leaves Mzansi Broken for Residents: “My Heart Cries”

  • A popular Facebook page used the application to share a short clip of the intense flooding that has plagued a small town in the North West Province
  • Residents of Christiana, who live near the Vaal River, were reportedly evacuated and placed in areas that are safer for living
  • Social media users have responded to the clip with sympathy for those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in the flooding

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SA Long-distance Truckers on Facebook shared a 40-second clip of the flooding in Christiana. The agricultural town in the North West has around 3 000 residents. In the short video, buildings are seen covered with water almost reaching the roofs.

The drone footage spans quite a distance as it records the massive influx of water that has covered the area. The immense amount of water is enough to make anyone shiver in their boots, feeling grateful for their lives.

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A report by News24 revealed that the provincial government started evacuating people from the area on Thursday, 21 January. Residents were placed at local churches and neighbouring guesthouses for their safety.

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A video displaying the high levels of flooding in Christiana, North West, has gone viral online. Image: SA Long-distance Truckers
Source: Facebook

The post gained 12 000 views and hundreds of reactions on Facebook:

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Social media users share their love and prayers with residents of Christiana

Carroll Eyden Garlick said:

"Stay safe, everyone. Very sad about the floods."

Barbara Nixon shared:

"So sad, half of South Africa is drowning while the Eastern Cape is dying of thirst!!!!"

Louise Sassman wrote:

"Shame, it's very bad. We pray that God must please protect them."

Richard Bimbrish responded with:

"My heart cries out for the affected people. I know the feeling from experience."

Renee Botha added:

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"Hope everyone is safe."

Heavy rains cause hundreds of homes to flood in Hammanskraal, SA horrified

Briefly News previously reported that residents of Hammanskraal, outside of Tshwane, were left utterly devastated following heavy rains that left about 300 households flooded in the Majaneng village.

This comes as various parts of Gauteng continued to be battered by a torrential downpour. SABC News reported that people whose homes were not affected by the flash floods banded together to offer shelter to some affected residents.

Members of the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO) said homes were inevitably flooded when the area experienced a heavy downpour of rain. The non-existence of a stormwater drainage system exacerbated the issue, according to Joseph Tshewane, who is a member of the civic organisation.

Source: Briefly News

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