The Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape has warned motorists and residents to be vigilant amid rainy conditions.

Technicians have been deployed to areas hit by water and power outages. Metro spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya says with consistent rainfall predicted for Thursday, residents are urged to report all emergencies to the authorities.

“Whilst we welcome the much-needed rain with the hope that it will fall in our catchment areas and relieve us of drought, it can also be detrimental if caution is not exercised. Our traffic officers are on standby together with our emergency services. With the rainy weather conditions and the production that is going to continue, we’re calling on communities to report all emergencies on our call centre number.”

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Heavy rainfall expected over parts of KwaZulu-Natal

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued an alert ahead of expected heavy rainfall over parts of KwaZulu-Natal in the coming days.

The yellow alert warns people that the rains are to persist into the weekend. Mild to heavy rains are expected until next week Wednesday.