KZN disaster teams on high alert after severe weather warning issued

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala gave an update on the progress in the province. #DStv403

DURBAN - Disaster teams in KwaZulu-Natal are on high alert this weekend as the province has received a severe weather warning.

Premier Sihle Zikalala was briefing the media on the rebuilding efforts in the province.

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Zikalala is appealing to residents to exercise caution.

"The provincial government has received a severe weather warning notice from the South African Weather Services. We are advised that if KZN receives an additional 20 millimetres of rain, there is a potential fo flooding as the ground may still be saturated following the recent heavy rain," Zikalala said.

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"We have been advised to expect snowfall and freezing temperatures. We urge our fellow citizens to be aware, especially those who may be in flood-prone areas."

Zikalala said that 88 people remain missing following the floods.


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