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    #PODCAST Seven killed and hundreds displaced after a tornado ripped through Tongaat

    enJune 04, 2024

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    • Storm damage in Ward 62 and SandfieldThe storm caused severe damage to both public and private structures in Ward 62 and Sandfield, leaving residents in need of temporary shelter, food, clothing, bedding, and water. Immediate action is required to help the affected communities rebuild their lives.

      The damage caused by the recent storm in Ward 62 and Sandfield is extensive, affecting both low-cost houses and private dwellings. The damage is particularly severe in areas like Gokul Hall, where a public hall and temple facility were badly damaged, and Sea Tiles, where several private dwellings lost their roofs and the school was severely damaged. The immediate needs of the affected residents are clear: they require temporary shelter, food, clothing, bedding, and water. Gift of Givers has already begun providing aid, but the communities need continued support to meet these essential needs. The storm has also impacted a farming community, and there have been reports of damages and even a fatality. The situation is chaotic, and the lack of insurance coverage for many homes is compounding the problem. Immediate action is required to help those affected rebuild their lives.

    • Water disruptions in TongkatWater disruptions are common in Tongkat, underscoring the importance of being prepared and having contingency plans, while local media plays a crucial role in keeping communities informed.

      Water issues are common in Tongkat, as mentioned in a news report on Lotus FM, which is powered by SABC News. Despite not receiving any recent updates about the water system being out of order, the speaker acknowledges that such incidents are frequent in this area. This underscores the importance of being prepared for potential water disruptions and having contingency plans in place for residents and businesses in Tongkat. Additionally, it highlights the role of local media in keeping communities informed about important issues, such as water supply disruptions.

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