Search continues for missing woman along Durban coastline

Five peolpe have been confirrmed dead as a result of the stormy weather.

An image of a flood in one of KZN’s coastal areas.Picture: Twitter - @SayEntrepreneur

DURBAN - Police search and rescue teams continue to scour the Durban coastline for a woman believed to have been washed away in a flood.

Brenda Lynn Scriven has been missing since Monday evening.

62-year-old Scriven went missing while driving along Old North Coast Road on Monday evening.

Her car and personal belongings were found on a flooded road in Glen Anil.

Extremely heavy rainfall has fallen across the country this week, with KwaZulu-Natal among the provinces hardest hit.

On Durban's South Coast in Amanzimtoti, the aftermath of heavy rain is still evident.

Debris and mud from the Toti River has washed up on the beach front.

Despite warnings of high and rough seas, surfers have braved the conditions and are out enjoying the high sea swells.

Inland, mountain passes have reopened following snowfall and icy conditions.

The KZN government has confirmed five deaths as a result of the stormy weather over the past two days.

A record 203mm of rain over the past 48 hours has been recorded in Margate, along KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast.

Almost 100mm fell in Durban.

The KZN Cooperative Governance Department says hundreds of people have been left destitute and flood damage has run into millions of rands.

The inclement weather has subsided since last night, but sea swells of between three to five metres are luring surfers to the coast despite warnings of high and rough seas.