City of Joburg Issues Rainfall Warning and Emergency Contacts
The City of Joburg has issued a warning and provided emergency contact information to help residents cope with heavy rainfall causing disruptions in Gauteng.
Motorists Advised to Follow Road Rules in Heavy Rainfall
Amid the heavy rainfall, the City of Joburg has advised motorists to strictly adhere to road regulations to minimize risks.
The city emphasized the importance of obeying road signs, traffic signals, and respecting road closures, especially in areas with flooded bridges or dangerous driving conditions.
The city’s guidance to motorists underscores the significance of road safety during adverse weather conditions, reducing the potential for accidents and road closures.
Safety Measures During Flash Floods
In cases of flash floods or when residents face imminent risks, the City of Joburg recommended immediate evacuation from the affected area to seek safety.
Additionally, residents and road users are encouraged to promptly report any emergencies related to roads and stormwater to the city’s standby teams.
Emergency Contact Details by Region
The City of Joburg provided a list of emergency contact numbers for different regions, making it easier for residents to report issues or seek assistance based on their location.
These contact details are as follows:
- Region A: Midrand, Ivory Park, Diepsloot, Fourways – 060 960 0764
- Region B: Rosebank, Northcliff, Newlands, Mellville, Emmarantia – 082 556 1307
- Region C: Northgate, Roodepoort, Bram Fischerville, Florida – 082 555 2316
- Region D: Greater Soweto areas – 060 960 0779
- Region E: Sandton, Alexandra, Houghton, Wynberg – 083 499 7939/ 060 9600 760
- Region F: Inner City, Hillbrow, Johannesburg South – 060 960 0763
- Region G: Eldorado Park, Ennerdale, Lenasia, Orange Farm – 060 960 0771
- Motorways: Johannesburg – 060 983 8065
- Traffic signals: Johannesburg – 082 827 8250
Providing contact details organized by region facilitates quicker response times and efficient management of emergencies in various parts of the city.
DA Welcomes Call for City of Johannesburg Rescue
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Johannesburg has welcomed Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA) call for intervention in the City of Johannesburg, citing problems during the recent Soweto Marathon.
Participants in the marathon were reportedly forced to run through raw sewage, prompting the DA to emphasize the need for new leadership in the city.
Inadequate Services Highlighted by Soweto Marathon Incident
The incident during the Soweto Marathon, where participants ran through raw sewage, is portrayed as emblematic of the need for new leadership in Johannesburg.
The DA underscores the urgency for change in city governance.
The reference to the Soweto Marathon incident sheds light on the challenges faced by the city and amplifies the call for improved city management.
It underscores the importance of addressing infrastructure and service issues.