Public urged to take precautions in severe weather

Public urged to take precautions in severe weather

South Africa – Friday, December 29, 2023

Government has urged residents in various provinces to take precautions and follow instructions from respective Disaster Management Centres to keep safe .

This as the South African Weather Service has issued severe weather alerts, including severe thunderstorms, damaging and strong winds, and disruptive rains in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Free State .

“Government has noted the damages already caused by the inclement weather and the responses of first responders in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo .

“The National Disaster Management Centre is supporting all Provincial and Municipal Disaster Management Centres to assist the affected communities .

“We all have the responsibility to assist government and disaster managers to keep us safe,” said a statement issued by the Government Communication and Information System .

Weather warnings are available at https://www .

weathersa .

co .

za/home/warnings .

The contact numbers of the relevant Provincial Disaster Management Centres are:

Eastern Cape: 071 604 3160
Northern Cape: 083 390 2920
Western Cape: 082 550 6770
KwaZulu-Natal: 066 475 2308
North West: 066 030 8026
Free State: 066 487 4896

The contact number for the National Disaster Management Centre is Dr Elias Sithole on 082 490 9825 .

 

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