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Tropical Storm Eloise Declared a National Disaster

February 16, 2021

Department of Cooperative Governance

Damage caused by strong winds and floods due to tropical storm Eloise and summer seasonal rains has been declared a national disaster.

The cooperative governance department announced the declaration of a national disaster in Government Gazette 44156 in terms of the Disaster Management Act.

The notice also points out that the declaration follows consideration of information and recommendations received from the respective Provincial Disaster Management Centres and national sector departments in the National Joint Flood Coordinating Committee.

The National Disaster Management Centre calls on all “relevant organs of state to further strengthen and support the existing structures to implement contingency arrangements and ensure that measures are put in place to enable the national executive to effectively deal with the effects of this disaster”.