A severe storm late yesterday, 28 November and early morning of 29 November has brought flooding to parts of Johannesburg and across Gauteng, South Africa. Flood warnings were issued for low lying areas.
Some roads are now blocked as a result, causing problems for the city’s morning commuters. Motorists have been warned to stay clear of flooded areas, drive slowly, use headlights and avoid crossing low water bridges.
Homes have also been flooded. Johannesburg emergency management services said that a number of houses in Dobsonville, Braamfischerville, Emdeni and Kliptown in Soweto had been flooded. Many buildings have also been damaged by the strong winds.
Some of the worst damage from the storm, however, was as a result of the hailstones that fired down from the skies. Pretoria, Randfontein and Witwatersrand were particularly badly hit, as can be seen from the photos below.