The unpredicted hailstorm that ripped apart parts of Johannesburg last night, has prompted Joburg EMS to be on high alert this evening.
WHAT HAPPENED IN PARTS OF JOHANNESBURG LAST NIGHT?
Vehicle and homeowners incurred expenses yesterday after the hailstorm hit the northern parts of Johannesburg.
Although no serious injuries were reported, Joburg EMS and other emergency services had to conduct mop-up operations to ensure roads were cleared this morning.
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JOBURG EMS DETAILS DAMAGES FROM THE HAILSTORM
In an interview, Joburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said most affected people were motorists last night. “Last night it was mostly the motorists travelling on the N1 highway and some parts of the Joburg CBD in Braamfontein. Motorists attempting to cross areas that are dangerous were some of the challenges that we faced last night when we were responding to all these emergencies,” he explained.
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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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