Your car was caught in the flash flood … now what?

Your car was caught in the flash flood … now what?: Mitigating steps you can take to reduce further damage to your flooded vehicle. News of cars stranded on the N2 in flash flood waters to their bonnets, made international headlines. Many South Africans will start the process of recovering their flooded vehicles and contacting their insurance companies. But, says AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, there are mitigating steps people can take to protect their cars from further damage, or protracted insurance claim processes. Take photos on location of … [Read more...]

Your car was caught in the flash flood … now what?

Your car was caught in the flash flood … now what?: Mitigating steps you can take to reduce further damage to your flooded vehicle. News of cars stranded on the N2 in flash flood waters to their bonnets, made international headlines. Many South Africans will start the process of recovering their flooded vehicles and contacting their insurance companies. But, says AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, there are mitigating steps people can take to protect their cars from further damage, or protracted insurance claim processes. Take photos on location of … [Read more...]

Flooding Halts Production

Unprecedented flooding arising from a massive storm which lashed the KZN coast earlier today has impacted Toyota’s motor manufacturing plant in Prospecton, south of Durban. Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Motors, confirmed that there was significant damage to the Prospecton facility including the buildings, equipment as well as motor vehicles on the line. “Our first priority was to ensure the safety of our employees and I’m pleased to report that there were no injuries resulting from this morning’s … [Read more...]

KZN disaster teams assist flood hit areas

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is coordinating relief efforts amid the worst storm that hit many parts of the province. The storm, which hit the province on Tuesday morning, caused major damage to hospitals, factories, homes and other key infrastructure. According to a Cogta report, the storm caused power outages in various areas, with two deaths reported. Many residential areas, including businesses, especially in eThekwini Metro, reported flash flooding. Most areas in eThekwini … [Read more...]