Mpumalanga can expect to see thundershowers in all areas today. Image: Pixabay
With a yellow level 2 weather warning for disruptive rain in the early morning which is expected to lead to flooding in effect for Mpumalanga today, 27 March, the SA Weather Service has forecasted thundershowers for the entire province.
Keep important documents in a water-resistant container.
Keep cell phones in close proximity and have emergency numbers at hand.
Be especially vigilant at night as it is harder to recognize potentially deadly road hazards.
Do not camp or park cars along rivers or washes, especially during heavy rains or thunderstorms.
If on foot, be aware that low moving water can also be dangerous during flood conditions.
Do not walk into moving water.
“Communities are encouraged to try to avoid contact with any flood waters as it may be contaminated with raw sewage, oil, or other dangerous substances and may also be charged with electricity from fallen power lines.” the statement by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs concluded.