Joburg EMS on alert as thunderstorms and floods loom

City of Joburg EMS has noted with concern the level 2 warning issued by the South African Weather Services of Severe thunderstorms which might cause flash floods in most parts of the City of Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

City of Joburg EMS Aquatic Rescue Unit which is a Specialized Unit which respond to water related Emergencies remains on high alert monitoring all 7 regions of the City of Johannesburg residents are urged to avoid crossing river streams when conducting daily activities, monitor young children to stayaway from river streams/drainage systems, motorists are urged to exercise caution while driving extend safe following distance avoid crossing flooded roads and low lying bridges.

Disaster Management monitoring teams have been dispatched in all 7 regions of the City of Johannesburg to monitor the situation/to assist and facilitate relief to residents who might be affected by this severe thunderstorms overnight.

For Life Threatening Emergencies residents are urged to call our Emergency Call Centre on 011 375 5911.

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