In In the past 24 hours, Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape, has been battered by heavy rains and localised flooding, leading to large-scale evacuations. The Mzimvubu River – which burst its banks on Monday – has been particularly hard-hit by flash flooding.
The Darul Ihsan Relief Team volunteers are on the ground in Port St Johns and have provided some 200 displaced people with mattresses and meals. Provisions of meals shall continue today and further outreach is being planned as the number of people in need of assistance and refuge is expected to rise over the next 24 hours.
Many residents in the area are still trapped by the flash floods.
Meanwhile in KZN, 21 lives have been lost as heavy rain and flooding battered Durban. Our teams are in communication with Disaster Management to provide support and assistance.