Hail storm damages at least 3,000 homes in Ekurhuleni
Yesterday’s hail storm wreaked havoc in the Etwatwa area & on a cluster of airport hangers in Springs.
JOHANNESBURG - With more weather alerts issued for Gauteng
this week, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele says relief aid is en
route to Etwatwa and surrounding townships where at least 3,000 homes have been damaged.
Yesterday's hail storm also wreaked havoc on a cluster
of airport hangers in Springs where up to 15 small aircraft were
damaged when the roofs of the zinc structures partially collapsed.
The hail storm has affected thousands of people
in Ekurhuleni and the mayor says they are now trying to provide assistance
as soon as possible.
"No less than 3,000 houses in Ekurhuleni have been damaged
but we are lucky as we have not been informed of any fatalities - except for a
few injuries. We are trying to mobilise what we call salvage; sheets which are
going to cover the damaged roofs while people are trying to re-organise themselves."
- Thabiso Aphane (@IamTheeThabs) November 16, 2015
- Thabiso Aphane (@IamTheeThabs) November 17, 2015
To view a gallery on the impact of the hail storm, _ click here_.