Emergency Services says no thunderstorm incidents reported in Gauteng on Saturday

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Emergency Services in Johannesburg says there are no reports of any incident due to the severe thunderstorms currently experienced in Gauteng.

The South African Weather Services has issued a warning on severe thunderstorms in the province over the weekend.

No incidents have also been reported in Tshwane.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi says they remain on high alert.

“We’ve got our specialised unit which is a swift rescue water unit that specialises on water-related incidents, which is on high alert monitoring all seven regions of the City, especially our informal settlements. Since we know that those will be the hardest hit when we have severe thunderstorms,” says Mulaudzi.

Mulaudzi has also appealed to motorists to exercise patience and caution.

“We just want to encourage all our motorists out there as they drive to extend a safe following distance and try and avoid crossing flooded roads and bridges to prevent incidences which might occur,” says Mulaudzi.

Trees have fallen onto roads in a number of suburbs in Johannesburg.

SA Weather | Saturday 20 November 2021 | #SABCWeather