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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.


    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.

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



    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.”



    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.

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    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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