KZN Battered by Bad Weather Bringing Back Bad Memories, “Like a Sequel to a Scary Horror”

KZN Battered by Bad Weather Bringing Back Bad Memories, “Like a Sequel to a Scary Horror”

  • KwaZulu-Natal was battered by heavy rains and flooding again over the weekend bringing back bad memories of the recent disaster
  • Umdloti was particularly badly hit by the storm the road to the area collapsing and a block of flats was evacuated
  • The South African weather service issued a weather warning level 10 and cautioned people to stay off the roads

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DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal has once again been battered by bad weather after a storm brought heavy rains over the weekend.

Social media was inundated with posts about flooding and damage brought on by the inclement weather.

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KwaZulu-Natal has once again been battered by bad weather. Photo credit: @VehicleTrackerz
Source: Twitter

Umdloti was particularly badly hit by the storm with a block of flats being evacuated and parts of the road into the area collapsing.

A level 10 bad weather warning had been issued on Saturday as the storm hit KwaZulu-Natal with many people fearing that it would be a repeat of the floods that ravaged the province in April.

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Social media users share their experiences of the bad weather over the weekend


"We can't be always worried about the lives of our sisters and brothers who reside in KZN whenever the is a storm. Government must start the construction of floodways (man-made channels to divert floodwater); No tenders must be awarded here."


"We need lots and lots of drainage systems in KZN. Let's prioritize that


"The entrance road into Umdloti has just about washed away, banks are collapsing onto the beach, and areas are flooding again. Seems continuous development and lack of real environmental impact studies have a way of catching up with you. Who knew?..."

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Source: Briefly News

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