The Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) has received preliminary reports on incidents of rain and thunderstorm around the province on the morning of 31 October 2012.
Three districts are affected and they are:
One Incident At Sekonye Village, Windstorm And Flooding
One Incident At Ga-Mashashane Village Where Multiple Houses Suffered Windstorm And Flooding
Capricorn District Disaster Management response:
Capricorn Disaster Management went out to conduct an assessment of damage and a report will be forwarded to PDMC soon as they are done.
34 villages at Makhado affected
20 villages at Thulamela affected and two people were injured with house bricks at Kubwi/ Tshiseluselu village.
Vhembe District Disaster Management response:
Assessment is still going on at Mutale and Musina
No reports from local Municipalities.
One incident at N’wamitwa windstorm and flooding
One incident at Modjadjiskloof windstorm and flooding.
Mopani Disaster Management response:
Mopani Disaster Management has sent sms to all local municipalities to forward reports to the district and the district will inform the PDMC as soon as the information is made available. The district is busy with her local municipalities in conducting an extent to damage and the report will be forwarded.
No reports from the local municipalities.
During the coming summer period, parts of Limpopo will likely experience above average rains and storms. The MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mr Clifford Motsepe, as the political head of the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, calls upon all the people of Limpopo, to be vigilant and take extra caution. The Provincial Disaster Management Centre is ready to handle any eventuality.
Members of the public should report the incident to their district offices or provincial disaster management center on the toll free number 0800 222 111.