Thu. May 30th, 2024

A sudden and intense hailstorm struck several parts of Johannesburg on Monday evening, blocking highways and damaging gardens, vehicles, car parks, buildings, roads and other property.

South African online newspaper TimesLIVE reported that the hailstones were “as big as golf balls”.

Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi told eNCA TV channel that flash floods from the storm hit some parts of the city, but no injuries or fatalities had been recorded.

He added that authorities had provided emergency services to affected families and would remain on high alert to respond to any reported incidents.

Forecaster Jacqueline Modika from the South African Weather Service told News 24 that the weather would likely spill over to Tuesday, but with reduced intensity.

By Joy

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