Many Australians were experiencing a bittersweet break from the threat of bush fires on Thursday,with heavy rain deluging many areas and a tropical cyclone forecast to hit the country’s northwest over the weekend.
Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.
The Oudtshoorn Municipality in the Little Karoo says it is busy with assessments to damage caused to infrastructure and properties following Wednesday’s flash floods.
The Oudtshoorn Municipality in the Little Karoo says its municipal emergency officials are attending to a number of complaints relating to flash floods.
The death toll in Jakarta and surrounding areas rose to 43 as of Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned of a potential famine in South Sudan in the next few months as an increasing number of people seek food assistance due to flood, drought and conflict.
The Weather Service says heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal are not out the ordinary in the summer months.
The Acting Mayor of Tshwane, Abel Tau, has confirmed that at least two people have died following floods in and around Pretoria. Heavy rains have lashed Gauteng in the last week, causing water to rise in various areas.
Residents of the flood-stricken Botshabelo in the Free State are trying to piece together their lives following the torrential rain, which left a trail of destruction in its wake.
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the body of the person that was swept by floodwaters in Centurion south of Pretoria, has washed up.