WARNING: Tornado heading towards Secunda and surrounding areas

WARNING: There are signs that a tornado is heading towards Secunda and surrounding areas.

Public are urged to be on high alert and stay off roads

Ridge Times

ʼn Winkelsentrum se dak het ineengestort en minstens 11 persone
is glo beseer ná ʼn tornado Gauteng Vamiddag getref het.
Verskeie persone is beseer na die dak by Phumulani Mall in
Tembisa ineengestort het. Daar is nog nie enige berigte ontvang
van persone wat noodlottig beseer is nie.
Emer-G-Med het op Twitter gesê daar is steeds persone
vasgekeer onder die puin en die reddingswerk het reeds begin.
Gebruikers op sosiale media het ook foto’s opgelaai van groot
haelstene in Midrand.
Die tornado was van die R21, OR Tambo Internasionale Lughawe
en Midrand te sien.
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Weerdiens het ‘n waarskuwing uitgereik vir
erge donderstorms in Pretoria, Johannesburg en Krugersdorp tot
18:00. Volgens die weerdiens kan inwoners nog groot haelstene
en swaar reën te wagte wees.

Serious bad weather warning for Durban and coastline

The eThekwini Metro Municipality has issued a weather warning, saying that gale force winds were expected to batter Durban and neighbouring coastline overnight on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning.

Tozi Mthethwa, the head of eThekwini’s communications department, said residents were being urged to stay indoors and to secure their homes.

“Wind volumes this afternoon are predicted at 40km/h and are expected to reach up to 70km/h overnight into tomorrow morning.

“This could result in damage to structures, cause trees to fall and result in traffic congestion where these impact on roadways,” she said.

Waves of between three to four metres high were expected to roll into Durban’s beaches.

“Residents, particularly those in the informal settlements, are requested to attempt to secure roof sheeting as heavy winds could cause damage to them.

“Tacking the roof with extra nails or adding some weight to the sheeting might assist to hold it in place,” said Mthethwa.

– SAPA — NEWS 24


 

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