Mangaung Metro Activates Joint Operation Committee for Localised Floods

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mangaung Metro activates Joint Operation Committee for localised floods

In the past two days, the city has been hit by heavy rains with localised flooding and this resulted in most of our areas (regions) being affected. This morning, we received 31,4mm of rain. These rains have put a strain on our drainage system because of high volumes of water.

A Joint Operation Committee was immediately activated and have been able to make some breakthrough in other areas related to the floods. Amongst others is making sure affected families have access to the municipality halls.

The following roads are deeply affected:

  • Dr Belcher;
  • Batho intersection (next to police station);
  • Cnr Parfitt and Nelson Mandela Drive;
  • OR Tambo and Hartley (Coca Cola intersection)
  • Fort Street subway
  • Botshabelo West

Both motorists and pedestrians are urged to avoid these roads and use alternative routes. Motorists are cautioned to drive cautiously and reduce speed.

The metro has added more traffic officers to regulate traffic, and we have also involved different stakeholders such as: Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services and Sassa.

Our Ward Councillors are all alert and will be assisting households that are affected with the municipal facilities that are closer to affected areas. We are also urging households to open/make pathways out of their yards to allow for free flow of water to avoid flooding.

We are availing heavy plastic covers for leaking roofs and inflatable canoes where there’s a need for rescue services.

Emergency numbers: 051 406 6660 or 051 409 9600

Issued by: MMM Communications