WATCH: Mudslides gush through homes in Umdloti, KZN
It looks like Umdloti residents will have to evacuate their homes once due to mudslides and flooding as heavy rain pours in KZN.
The eThekwini Municipality has warned residents to avoid at all cost the the North Beach Road in Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) as heavy rain is starting to wreak havoc in the province.
The entrance into Umdloti is flooded and from videos shared online by the eThekwini Municipality, mudslides can be seen gushing through homes in the area.
WATCH: FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES IN UMDLOTI
It looks like residents in the suburb of Umdloti will have to evacuate their homes once again as torrential rains continue to pour in KZN.
Earlier on Saturday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) increased its disruptive rain warning for KZN to level 10.
Initially, there was a yellow level 4 rain warning which was also increased to an orange level 5. Switching from a yellow to an orange warning means that more damage to infrastructure is expected, and the potential for fatalities is rising but red is more dangerous.
The current level 10 red warning is in place from Saturday, 21 May at 15:00 until Sunday, 22 May at 23:59.
KZN DISRUPTIVE RAIN WARNING INCREASED TO LEVEL 10
The weather service said widespread showers and thundershowers are expected across KZN as a result of a cut-off low associated with a surface high.
“Some stations have recorded significant rainfall amounts and models indicate accumulations of more than 20mm in some places along the KZN coast.
“Considering the vulnerability of some of these areas after recent events, severe impacts can be expected over areas and north-eastern parts of KZN on Saturday and Sunday.”
AREAS TO AVOID IN ETHEKWINI:
- Genezano Road, Seatides due to a collapsed bank
- Sanele Nxumalo Lane, near the stadium as water has covered both lanes of that road.
- Fields Hill near Pinetown. A bank has collapsed leaving only one lane accessible going up before Kloof.
- Umngeni Road
- North Beach Road, Umdloti
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