9 November 2016: A rare look at the start of a storm that wrecked havoc in parts of Johannesburg on Wednesday.
EKURHULENI – A flash flood in Linksfield, Ekurhuleni is believed to have resulted in the death of at least two people, this is according to Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spoekesperson Nana Radebe.
More than a hundred cars were pushed off the N3 highway, down an embankment, and were submerged.
FLOODING TIPS:— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) November 9, 2016
20cm of water can sweep a person away
Half a metre of water can float a car
Never drive around barricades
Paramedics were attending to multiple patients with minor injuries.
Emer-G-Med has urged motorists to avoid the N3 around Linksfield as the highway is closed.
Car swept away after FLOODING in Bedfordview | unknown pic.twitter.com/MkCl5Txgjz— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) November 9, 2016
The City of Johannesburg asked that people report issues related to the floods tweeting, "please report all Flash Floods related incidents to the JMPD or SAPS, on the City of Johannesburg’s call centre number: 0860JOBURG (562874)"
Flights to OR Tambo International airport have been diverted because of the inclement weather.
BREAKING: Flights to OR Tambo diverted due to severe storms in Gauteng.— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) November 9, 2016