Joburg residents urged to be cautions as heavy rains continue

The South African Weather Service says the down pours, which started early on Tuesday, are expected to start easing by Thursday.

FILE: Rain clouds hanging over the Sandton CBD. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg’s disaster officials are urging residents to be extra cautious with heavy rains forecast over the next few days.

The South African Weather Service says the downpours, which started early on Tuesday, are expected to start easing by Thursday.

The city says anyone living in low lying areas needs to be extra vigilant and people need to avoid flooded roads and bridges.

Spokesperson for the Public Safety MMC Luyanda Longwe said: “Our disaster management, our EMS and JMPD are on high alert across the city. However, we have noted some areas that tend to have more flooding areas such as Alexander, Ivory Park and parts of Soweto as well.”