By Kaya 959 Reporter
Emergency officials had to evacuate at least one family after flooding in parts of Tshwane.
City of Tshwane EMS spokesperson, Thabo Mabaso, said some households in Hammanskraal and Zithobeni reported incidents of flooding.
“The affected areas in Hammanskraal include Ramotse, Kanana, Marokolong and Mashemong villages,” he said.
Mabaso said firefighters had to help by digging trenches to channel water from the affected homes and assist in moving an elderly woman from a house where the water was at knee level.
Officials sheltered the family, two adults and three children, at the Sebothoma hall. Officials also gave them blankets and mattresses.
Emergency officials monitor low water bridges
Mabaso said disaster management officials assessed nine homes affected by flooding.
“Of the nine, only one family agreed to be sheltered at the hall. The others did not agree to temporary sheltering out of concern for the safety of their belongings. Others preferred to be sheltered at the Suurman Hall which was not available. Two other homes in Zithobeni reported flooding but did not require temporary shelter,” he said.
The Emergency Services Department monitored low water bridges known for flooding.
Mabaso said in Denneboom, Metro Police stood off to monitor a flooded road.
He added that emergency officials reported no loss of life or injuries.
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