Emergency services working around the clock to attend to flood-hit areas

The Tshwane Emergency Services have responded to heavy floods in Mamelodi and Centurion since Monday afternoon.

Emergency services spokesperson Charles Mabaso says two children are reported to have been swept away by the floods in Mamelodi.

He says a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) chopper has been dispatched to assist with rescue operations.

Our crews responded to the area where it was reported that two children have been swept. A substantial number of people were found taking refuge on the rooftop of their shacks. A substantial number have been rescued from their rooftops and a church that was also waterlogged in Mamelodi.

Charles Mabaso, Tshwane Emergency Services - Spokesperson

At the Centurion Lake Hotel, we evacuated people there with the help of the defence force. Going down to Bronkhorstspruit, we rescued four workers who were trapped in the area there.

Charles Mabaso, Tshwane Emergency Services - Spokesperson

Mabaso has urged residents to remain indoors.

We are busy throughout the city and calling upon residents to remain indoors...so that we are able to carry out operations.

Charles Mabaso, Tshwane Emergency Services - Spokesperson

He says about 62 people from the SuperSport Park area are being relocated.

Click on the link below to hear the full interview and which areas to avoid if you are on the road....


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