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    Level 4 warning for disruptive rain issued for NC on Wednesday

    A level 4 warning for disruptive rain was issued by the SA Weather Service (SAWS) for several parts of the Northern Cape on Wednesday.

    THE LEVEL 4 WARNING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL MIDNIGHT

    According to the SAWS, the rain is expected to continue until midnight on Wednesday.

    It furthermore warned that general flooding of low-lying areas could be expected.

    ALSO READ: Weather Warning: Disruptive rain, strong winds predicted for parts of SA

    “Flooded roads causing dangerous driving conditions; damage to formal/informal infrastructure; disruption of services; agricultural losses, and possible loss of life might also occur.”

    SAWS

    WHAT AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED?

    Here are the areas that are expected to be affected:

    • Dawid Kruiper
    • Twee Rivieren
    • Upington
    • Kai !Garib
    • Augrabies Falls
    • Tsantsabane
    • Postmasburg
    • !Kheis
    • Groblershoop
    • Siyathemba
    • Prieska
    • Emthanjeni
    • De Aar
    • Siyancuma
    • Griquastad
    • Kareeberg
    • VanWyksvlei
    Level 5 warning for disruptive rain issued for NC on Wednesday
    Level 5 warning for disruptive rain was issued for Northern Cape on Wednesday. Photo: SAWS

    “If possible, stay indoors and off the roads, and avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles. If trapped in a vehicle during a flood, abandon it and climb to higher ground. In buildings, move valuables to a safe place above the expected flood level.”

    SAWS

    TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN DRIVING

    All road users are requested to take extra caution:

    • Reduce speed
    • Switch on your headlights
    • Pedestrians should be careful when crossing the road
    • Avoid crossing rivers and streams where water is above your ankles

    Households were urged to open/make pathways to allow water to flow out of their yards.

    ALSO READ: Snow, cold and rain expected for parts of SA this week

    Here is a checklist for residents to prepare for the extreme rainfall: 

    • Make sure that drainage pipes on your property are not blocked
    • Make sure that the stormwater gutters around your property are free from debris
    • Check for dead or burnt trees that have the potential of falling onto your property and causing damage
    • Place sandbags where necessary to protect critical areas
    • Check the terms of your insurance policy with regard to flood and mud damage
    • In informal settlements, raise the floor level of your home to be higher than the land outside
    • Listen to weather warnings that are issued by the South African Weather Service

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