Saturday, 02 January 2021 18:38

Staff Reporter.

Residents in Krugersdorp and surrounding areas west of Johannesburg are picking up the pieces after heavy rainfall and strong winds left behind a trail of destruction.

Many homes, roads and other infrastructure were damaged. The local Leratong Hospital was flooded.

Various sections of Leratong Hospital were adversely affected by floods from late on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning. 

All frontline areas, the emergency casualty area and X-ray departments were all affected, as well as patient records and all wards on the ground floor of the hospital, said CEO Dr Keke Moloi.

No patients were affected by the incident, however, she confirmed. 

The situation has stabilised, but staff are still working hard to clear all water from the hospital. 

Meanwhile residents from among others Krugersdorp North, Krugersdorp West, Quallerie park and Kagiso evacuated their homes in the early hours when rain caused flooding.

The flooding has caused damage to roads and infrastructure.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported, while Mogale City Municipality spokesperson Lucky Seke said they've availed resources.

"As far as the situation is concerned, it's not yet considered a disaster but an incident that occurred due to the storm."