By: Natasha Archary
KZN disaster teams are on high alert following a Level 4 weather warning for the province this weekend.
A cold front which is expected to sweep through the region will bring heavy rains and increases the risk for further flooding.
The South African Weather Services says persistent rain can be expected from Friday, 20 May until Saturday.
Should the province receive 20mm of rain or more overnight, there is a potential of further flooding, damage to roads in the form of sinkholes and landslides.
Additionally, the cold front is likely to bring snow and severe storms to other parts of the country.
Disaster teams will be on standby to evacuate people in the event of flooding.
Communities are urged to stay indoors and avoid being on the roads, and crossing rivers and streams during the storms.
Motorists have also been reminded to avoid driving through waterlogged roads as sinkholes may occur. Vehicles may also be swept away, and drivers are asked to remain cautious.
The Level 4 weather warning comes as the province is trying to rebuild following the devastation from the KZN floods in April which claimed the lives of 448 people.
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