Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ALERT: Storm warning for Kwa-Zulu Natal

Ferocious storms are expected on Friday. See details below.
clipped from www.sowetan.co.za

The KwaZulu-Natal province has been put on a state of alert as more “ferocious storms” are expected from Friday.

This comes just days after a “ferocious storm pounded” the province leaving a “trail of destruction in its path”, Premier Sbu Ndebele said at a media briefing in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

“People need to now gear themselves up... store extra canned food so when it happens, you are not left high and dry.”

He said that even though people were being warned, it was difficult to tell them what to do in the case of such a disaster.

“Even if the warning is two hours ahead, what do they do and where do they go... We now have to come up with ways to deal with this extraordinary situation which seems to be becoming ordinary.”

The media briefing was called after a killer storm ravaged various parts of the province at the weekend, with the executive committee on Tuesday confirming that 15 people had died.

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