The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has set up a Joint Operating Centre (JOC), as we have received info from SA Weather Services that heavy rain is expected overnight on Tuesday 7 June 2011, which will continue throughout the day today (Wednesday 8 June 2011).
Localised flooding is expected today in certain places, particularly in low-lying areas.
We have already experienced isolated flooding in some informal areas, but expect the worst on Wednesday.
We issue a warning to all our residents, especially those staying in low-lying areas to practice extreme caution. Road-users must please heed the same call, drivers should drive very slowly and patiently and pedestrians should be very alert as drivers would have limited sight in the heavy rains.
If we all practice extreme caution and adopt a safety-first attitude, we can minimise any losses or damages.
Anyone experiencing a problem as a result of the rain, can telephone our JOC call centre at 0800 20 50 50. We request residents to use the number in cases of emergency only, so that the relevant municipal department may prioritise action on emergencies.
Several roads closed
Due to the persistent rain the Third Avenue Dip, Chatty Dip and parts of the M4 Settlars Freeway in the vicinity of the Rooihel Prison are now closed.
Motorists are requested to use alternative routes.
EDITORS NOTE: Please share with your fellow citizens just where the flooding occurs by dropping us a note here in the Letters to the Editor section or by sending a Twitter message and including @MyPE and the hashtag #PEflood in your message.
We will be actively monitoring messages and also have added the search term #PEflood to the Twitter display box in the RHS Sidebar on MyPE
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