Sun International puts plans in place following Sun City flooding

Sun International says contingency plans are in place to deal with hotel rooms and public areas damaged by the recent hail storm.

Sun City after afternoon hail storm. Picture: Twitter @_ArriveAlive.

JOHANNESBURG - Sun International says contingency plans are in place to deal with hotel rooms and public areas damaged by the recent hail storm.

Pictures and videos showing the flooding at the popular holiday destination yesterday have gone viral on social media.

The storm hit the North West region of the Pilanesberg and surrounding areas.

In a statement, the popular resort says the storm has caused substantial damage to buildings and vehicles in the area and that the resorts emergency services officials were on the ground to evaluate the extent of the destruction.

The resort says the storm erupted at around 16h30 in the afternoon and day visitors were subsequently removed from badly affected areas.