Following the damaging hailstorm that hit Midrand and surrounding areas, City of Joburg has just the emergency contact details for those in need to call for assistance.
MIDRAND HAILSTORM LEAVES A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION
This unexpected hailstorm tore Midrand apart – leaving a trail of destruction. It is reported that Alexandra had its fair share of destructive weather.
Properties and vehicles were damaged by hail measured to the size of a golf ball this evening. Some roads have become no-go areas after they were forcefully blockaded by hail and debris emerging from the destruction.
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WARNING TO MOTORISTS
Before issuing the emergency contacts, City of Joburg recently advised motorists to obey the rules of the road to minimise risks amid the heavy rainfall.
“Motorists are urged to obey road signs, traffic signals and especially road closures due to flooded bridges or unsafe driving conditions which unsafe to traverse,” the city cautioned.
In the event of flash floods or where residents are at risk, the City of Joburg said it is advisable to immediately evacuate the area and seek a place of safety. Residents and road users are encouraged to report all road and stormwater-related emergencies to the standby teams.
- 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
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