Flooding: A vision of localised flooding in some towns was seen; low lying areas will be flooded again as in 2021. During high season on the eastern shore of South Africa, anglers and people on beaches will have to be careful because of seas and waves that are higher than normal. Floods will occur unexpectedly during seasons when there is usually little or no rainfall. Farmers and homeowners are warned to take out extra insurance to cover themselves in these particular areas. In terms of the climate, extra expense will be incurred because of geological changes, and people should take extra insurance to cover themselves against these unforeseen expenses.
KZN floods: In numbers – 443 dead, 63 missing, more than 13 000 households affected
As the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal enters its sixth day, the death toll has risen to 443, with 63 people still missing and more than 13 000 households displaced.
Briefing the media on Sunday, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said the floods were among the worst catastrophes to befall the province.
“The loss of life, destruction of homes, the damage to the physical infrastructure, the demolition of public buildings, and the consequent damage to services combined to make this natural disaster one of the worst ever in recorded history of our province,” Zikalala said.