NSRI stations along the KZN coastline are continuing to assist, along with the emergency services, in multiple flood related incidents, along the KZN coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall.
NSRI Durban, NSRI Ballito, NSRI Rocky Bay and NSRI Shelly Beach crews are in full force, along with the emergency services, and involved assisting in a coordinated combined emergency services response to multiple flood related emergencies.
This is a major coordination between all emergency services, local Municipalities and community response teams.
During the night, Monday, 11 April, and into this morning rescue teams have been inundated with emergency calls and are continuing to assist in flood related incidents involving local citizens, domestic and farm animals and wildlife.
NSRI and the emergency services authorities are appealing to the public to stay safe, do not try to cross through flooded rivers and waterways, do not try to drive over flooded bridges, stay home and stay on higher ground.
The emergency number to call in life threatening emergencies - 112 - from a cellphone.
Update on the emergency response to the floodingRead More
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