No severe damage reported after heavy rainfall

An incredible 147.8 millimetres of rain fell in the Isipingo area, with the Amanzimtoti area receiving 85.6mm of precipitation between Friday, 12 May and 8am on Monday, 15 May.

This is according to the website www.dbnrain.co.za.

Temperatures in Toti will begin to increase after the weekend’s chilly cold front, with a minimum of 18 degrees predicted for today (Tuesday, 16 May), going up to 23 with morning showers predicted in spots.

The rain is due to finally abate on Wednesday, with the temperature predicted at 18 and 24 degrees, sunny and pleasant.

No washaways or serious damage were reported in Toti at the weekend.

Ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge said a tree was uprooted on Bernadotte Street on Sunday night, but council workers attended to it timeously. There was a report of a vehicle colliding with the cut-up sections on Monday morning, but no serious injuries were sustained.

“To date I haven’t heard of anything serious. The beaches are closed for bathing and all the sharks nets, except for those at Toti Main Beach have been pulled up due to the large swell. All the river mouths have opened naturally, so there is no build-up of water – it is all getting flushed out to sea.

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However, we are monitoring it closely.”

eThekwini Municipality’s Emergency Control and Disaster Management Unit is logging all reported complaints and dispatching teams to undertake assessment of damaged areas.

For assistance, residents are encouraged to call 031-361-0000 or report the incident to their ward councillor.

 

 

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