flooding South Coast

flooding South Coast

Flooding Watch: Now South Coast roads, golf course flooded

South Coast residents have been warned to stay safe during the heavy rains that led to localised flooding in the Port Shepstone CBD on Tuesday.

flooding South Coast

flooding South Coast

Heavy rains pummelled the lower South Coast leading to localised flooding of some roads and buildings on Tuesday morning.

Videos shared on social media showed the deluge flooding the golf course at the Port Shepstone Country Club as well as the roads entering the Port Shepstone CBD.

Watch the video of the flooded roads in the town centre here:

A video of the flooded Port Shepstone Country Club golf course was also shared widely on social media. Still photographs also showed staff mopping up flood water that had flowed into offices. However, a manager at the golf club declined to comment on the flooding and mopping up operation on Tuesday.

Watch the video of the flooded golf course here.

Lower South Coast residents have been warned to avoid low level bridges and to adhere to the rules of the road to stay safe.

For emergencies South Coast residents can contact the following municipal telephone numbers. Disaster management teams are on hand to assist.

Ugu Disaster Management  and Fire Service: 039 682 2414

UMuziwabantu:  0861 433 555

Umdoni: 039 974 1061

Ray Nkonyeni: 039 682 5555

Umzumbe  060 998-0558

Additional tips to stay safe on the road:

●Drive with caution 

●Reduce your speed

●Avoid low level bridges

●Keep a safe following distance

●Drive with your vehicle headlights on to enhance visibility

●Only overtake when it is safe to do so

The latest flooding follows several incidents of flooding across KZN in recent months.

According to IOL several residents were forced to evacuate their homes in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal in February after heavy rain and severe flooding during the tropical storm Eloise.

The evacuations followed numerous reports at the time of heavy rain in the uMkhanyakude district and in parts of King Cetshwayo and Zululand districts according to KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sipho Hlomuka.