Tropical storm Dineo 'has had no impact' in SA yet

Areas which could be impacted by the storm are in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Strong winds and rain is seen in and around Inhambane, Mozambique as Cyclone Dineo move through the area. Picture: Lee Booysen/Paindane Beach Resort.

JOHANNESBURG – While Mozambican emergency services say they fear more people could be displaced in that country following the destruction of tropical storm Dineo the South African Disaster Management Centre says the storm has had no impact yet, and says it’s just good rain.

Areas which could be impacted by the storm are in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga areas.

Doctor Mmaphaka Tau is leading the national disaster management centre and says the team will be meeting at 10 o' clock on Friday morning to get feedback from people on the ground.

“In the country we are having rainfall in various areas but it is just rain without major storms. We will still urge our communities to remain alert because localised flooding can be determined by a number of factors.”


The emergency operation centre says seven people have died, 130, 000 people have been displaced and 20,000 houses have been destroyed in the storm.

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(Edited by Neo Koza)