Meanwhile, the city issued a “high flood alert” warning. In a statement on Monday, the municipality said heavy rainfall had resulted in flooding of certain roads and rising water levels.
“The water level in the river between Mega City in Umlazi and Lamontville is rising and communities along this river are cautioned to relocate to a safer place. Rivers in Amawoti and Quarry Heights are also overflowing, and residents are advised to move to alternative accommodation,” it said.
The Amanzimtoti area has also been affected. The city’s roads and stormwater teams are in the area unblocking drains to minimise flooding.
The weather has also affected infrastructure with several areas experiencing power outages. The electricity call centre is experiencing high call volumes, the city said.
In Pinetown, Stapleton Road was submerged on Monday afternoon, while residents reported flooding in Overport, Durban North, Chesterville, Shallcross, Reservoir Hills and Westville.