This week’s flash floods throughout Tshwane and surrounds are the worst wash of flood-related rescue incidences for the summer season on record, according to rescuers on the ground.

The Off-Road Rescue Unit (ORRU)*, who assisted with the Centurion Lake Hotel airlifts on Monday and numerous other rescues after 700 informal settlement dwellings were washed away in Mamelodi, described the flash floods as the most unusual ones for more than a decade.


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