A peaceful day in Gauteng changed rapidly after heavy rainstorms hammered down on parts of Johannesburg. The rapid rainfall caused traffic in several regions due to vehicles struggling to move through the floodwater.
⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ ? Gauteng Province #Gauteng ⏰ 15:08:02 SAST ?️ Fri 28 Feb 2020 ✴️ KNOW Where You Live: https://t.co/Vz0OnvJUvz #Storm #Warning @_ArriveAlive @netstartraffic @ReenvalSA https://t.co/WA53GqujY6 pic.twitter.com/Unv2MBPpK0— SA Weather?️sawx.co.za (@sawx_sa_weather) February 28, 2020
It’s been advised to avoid areas that have flooded and made no attempts to drive a vehicle through the water to prevent it from becoming stuck or causing harm to yourself.
Video’s soon emerged on Social Network platforms of the disruptions being caused by the flooding. In one clip you can see a bus struggling to break free of the floodwater.
Some residents have hit back by saying that the drainage system in South Africa is poor and blaming litter that has become lodged in the drains. However, these claims cannot be confirmed as a large amount of rain unleashed in a short period of time which could have easily overwhelmed the system.
Why is the country’s drainage system so weak, these days? A few rain drops and we’re flooded??? Me thinks our environment is revolting against littering. Next time you litter instead of using the bins, remember this video.— love (@_magamedze) February 28, 2020