South Africa flood was affected east hit by more Saturday rain after the most dangerous storm for hit Country in living memory killed nearly 400 people And left tens of thousands of homeless.
Flood water swept the parts of East Coast city of Durban earlier in The week that tore up roads, sweeping away homes And trapped inside, dragged down Heavy cargo containers.
Emergency services in It was the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), where Durban is located on On high alert like weather Predict the forecasters more Is raining over Easter holiday.
“that it already Is raining in some parts of KZN but it won’t be as frenetic as it was in The past Few days, “Posilitsu Mofuking, senior A forecaster with the South African Meteorological Service told AFP.
“But of soil saturation with Water, we can still have a lot of floods.”
interrupt government She said on Friday that disaster management teams they were on “On high alert to respond quickly to communities known to have a high risk of avoiding or minimizing the impact of the disaster.”
Troops, police and volunteer rescue workers operating from small Civil airport usually used for air shows And for Pilot training.
Dave Stein said, senior Rescue Coordination Police Officer and recovery Operations at the airport.
Sean Herbst of The first “Unfortunately, there are still corpses being recovered from housing, especially in rural areas,” responder Netcare 911 told AFP.
There is still damage placeespecially with The rain we are witnessing today is exacerbating the damage to the areas.” added.
Flood damaged more More than 13,500 homes and all destroyed About 4000.
The authorities urged people in Average-risk areas for move to community Facilities such as halls and schools.
Clean water is scarce and the authorities have promised to deploy water tanks.
The government she has announced 1 billion rand ($68 million) in Funding for emergency relief.
“Just as we thought it was safe to access it out of (Covid-19) disaster, we have another disaster, a natural disaster on the way on “Our country,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said. in Good Friday speech.
Floods ‘disaster of Huge proportions… never seen before in our country.”
More than 4,000 policemen have been deployed to the affected areas for support Relief efforts and maintaining law and order.
“We are actually standing by in hospitals if needed,” said Gareth Jamison. director of ALS Paramedic Medical Services is based in Durban.