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Joburg emergency services ready to move people if stormy weather threatens lives

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Joburg emergency services ready to move people if stormy weather threatens lives

Joburg emergency services ready to move people if stormy weather threatens livesAs Johannesburg expects more stormy weather on Tuesday afternoon, emergency services remains on high alert to attend to any situation.

According to Joburg Emergency Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi, the situation in low-lying areas in the city and most informal settlements are being monitored.

He said emergency service personnel have already been stationed in some parts of the city where flooding is often experienced.

These areas include Zandspruit, Sjwetla in Alexandra and Diepsloot.

“We have not had to move people from low-lying areas after yesterday’s rain. We have not experienced rivers overflowing, but we are monitoring the situation.”

“Should the need arise to move people, we are ready to do so,” he said.

However, Mulaudzi warned motorists not to drive on flooded roads.

He also talked about a fatality that happened in Melville yesterday.

“The woman was struck by a lightning on 2nd Avenue and was declared dead on the scene,” he said.

ER24 also reported the death of a 30-year-old man in Elandsfontein, south of Johannesburg.

The man was also struck by a lightning yesterday.

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