200 households relocated after Gauteng heavy rains


In Johannesburg, flash flooding on Saturday morning overwhelmed town’s water system infrastructure in some components, leading to flooding and highway closures.

In Setswetla casual settlement, 200 households have been affected when the  Jukskei River  burst its banks.

The town’s catastrophe divisional head Tshepo Motlhale mentioned short-term lodging was organized for the affected households.

“It’s anticipated that extra households might nonetheless be affected,” Motlhale mentioned.

The Gauteng well being division mentioned it deployed extra groups to help in clearing the blockages that led to flooding in some sections of the Helen Joseph Hospital.

The affected sections have been prepared for operation in a while Saturday morning.

In Kliptown, Soweto, some communities had been evacuated to security shelters, faculties and church buildings as a security measure.

In Soweto, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Division mentioned quite a few principal roads have been flooded on Saturday morning on account of in a single day rains on Friday. These included  Chris Hani Street.

A number of roads have been flooded on Saturday morning as the results of the floods, together with Witkoppen Street in Fourways, the Buccleuch Drive bridge, the N3 Gillooly’s interchange, some sections of the N1 and the M1 double-decker part.

The Metropolis of Johannesburg warned residents to keep away from rivers because the elevated circulation on account of rains made the areas unsafe.