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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality issues flood warning

Aug 16, 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality issues flood warning

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has issued a flood warning ahead of adverse weather expected to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Please be aware that the South African Weather Services have issued a hazard warning that flooding may occur in Nelson Mandela Bay, following the rain expected to fall from Wednesday evening at 20h00 until Thursday afternoon at 17h00," the municipality said.

"While only 20 - 30 mm rain is expected to fall in the City itself, our soil is still saturated from the recent rains, which may cause flooding to occur in low lying areas, such as the Third Avenue Dip.

"Heavier rain is predicted over the same period for the Eastern areas of the Eastern Cape, while snow is expected to fall in the higher-lying inland areas."