JOHANNESBURG – Joburg Emergency Management Services say they are looking at options to provide temporary shelter for residents affected by the heavy rains in the city.
The sustained downpours have caused havoc on Joburg’s roads, with some motorists forced to abandon their cars submerged under water.
Residents in areas including Orlando and Kliptown in Soweto and Alexandra in the north, have been had to abandon their houses as water gushed through their homes.
Images and videos shared online show some walls broken down, roads completely flooded, trees uprooted and some roofs ripped off various properties.
🚨ALERT : Soweto is flooded this morning, please stay away from the roads if you can and stay indoors, for any emergencies contact @CoJPublicSafety 011 375 5911. #JHBTraffic #flooding pic.twitter.com/TdWqdgx0Yy
— 🇿🇦The Transport Guy🇿🇦™ (@takatso_moloi) February 8, 2020
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 8, 2020
— Road Traffic Management Corporation (At 🏠) (@TrafficRTMC) February 8, 2020