The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-Operative Governance and disaster response teams are working together to assist communities that have been affected by overnight floods.

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in areas north of Durban.

Disaster management teams have been dispatched to areas including Phoenix, Amaoti, Verulam and KwaMashu north of Durban.

Department of Co-Operative Governance spokesperson Lennox Mabaso says, “Last night, we had furious storms that left several homes flooded. The downfall started in the afternoon and triggered a lot of floods which led to water entering people’s houses.”

He adds: “We are currently on the ground working with the community to ensure that we are able to provide support; but government is going to provide the coordinated support response and making sure that people are able to he provided support.”