Disaster management to the rescue of displaced families after floods

Disaster management teams dispatched to assist families affected by the flash floods are relocating them to safe areas temporarily.

In an interview with Gauteng's head of disaster management, Dr Elias Sithole, said that current operations are focusing on securing the safety of families whose homes are close to the Jukskei River banks.

We'll see how we can actually put them in a safer place, whether it's a tent or in other areas.

Dr Elias Sithole, Gauteng Disaster Management

Since the heavy rains started earlier this week, six people have died including a three-year-old toddler in Alexandra.

The SA Weather Service has also warned Gauteng residents of the extreme weather conditions expected over the weekend.

Listen to the interview below:

It's is not a crisis. It's normally what we deal with as disaster management so we are definitely managing it.

Dr Elias Sithole, Gauteng Disaster Management
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