Some Edenvale businesses estimate flood damage to run into millions
The storm on Wednesday caused the Jukskei River to burst its banks, affecting a number of routes including the R55 in Kyalami.
JOHANNESBURG - Some business owners affected by floods in Edenvale say the damage caused is estimated to run into millions of rands.
The storm also caused the Jukskei River to burst its banks, affecting a number of routes including the R55 in Kyalami.
The Bridgestone Tyres service Centre in Edenvale is one of a few businesses that have been severely affected by Wednesday's heavy rains.
Equipment has been put outside the premises as employees work to pump out large amounts of water, which have flooded the workshop.
Manager Christo Botha says it will take them a while to resume operations.
“I think most of the damage is also something we can’t see, if you look at the paving, everything is lifted up and so this has to be replaced all the way to the back. Most of the computers are damaged and it’s going to take us a while to get up and running again.”
The damage to roads and property is evident in Edenvale near the Jukskei River, with debris and mud causing some traffic on Van Riebeeck Avenue.
The river has attracted many onlookers as several damaged cars which were swept away in the floods are still partially submerged.