A framework for modelling losses arising from natural catastrophes in South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1694(01)00520-0. SALINITY, FLOODS AND THE INFAUNAL MACROBENTHIC COMMUNITY OF THE ST LUCIA ESTUARY, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA. Regional flood frequency analysis in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, using the index-flood method. Kovács, Z.P., Du Plessis, D.B., Bracher, P.R., Dunn, P., and Mallory, G.C.L. The widespread flooding over the Easter weekend resulted in the loss of 87 … KwaZulu-Natal was made up of the old province of Natal, and the old homeland of KwaZulu. Facebook unveils its ‘2020 Africa Year in Review’ [infographic] The 19-month-old was one of at least nine victims of the storm that battered the coast of KwaZulu-Natal for more than 12 hours on Tuesday and left a swathe of destruction. Between 28 and 30 September, the central and southern part of Natal were ravaged by floods that were amongst the most devastating to have occurred in South Africa. WATCH: Taxi swept away by floods in KZN, ... (PEC) in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday received a preliminary report on the recent disaster incidents following severe weather conditions in the province. Areas in a arou cities of Pietermaritzburg a Ladysmith. 1, … | [FLOO] The destruction of property was catastrophic, nearly 400 people were killed and about 50 000 were left homeless. Devastating floods last week in KwaZulu-Natal will cost Durban over a billion rand in damages to infrastructure, according to the province’s premier, Willies Mchunu. Damage to agriculture, communications, infrastructure and property amounted to R400 million (De Villiers et al, 1994). Smith, A.M., Guastella, L.A., Bundy, S.C., and Mather, A.A. 2007. The most rain to fall in one day at one point ever recorded in South Africa was at the St Lucia Lake (597mm) (Grobler, 2003). Survey of September 1987 Natal Floods. The nature of the land: the Dukuduku forest and the Mfolozi flats, KwaZulu-Natal* - Volume 51 Issue 3 Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. The prevailing impression is that the flood situation is worsening in KwaZulu-Natal. STORY: FLOODS. Kwazulu Natal Flood 1987. The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Ministry declared the disaster following assessment reports received from the KwaZulu-Natal province. The first recorded flood in KwaZulu-Natal. Two weeks later came those unprecedented rains, three and half days of them. A storm swell, coinciding with a saros spring high tide, struck the KwaZuluNatal coast on 19–20 March 2007. "We recall that in 1987 more than 327 people died during floods in this province. mpu1. Tugela Steel Bridge (GC1764H) was created by Gerald on 11/4/2007. 30 September Kwazulu Natal … Floods in Natal Province may have killed more than 250 people, with the official death toll at 174 and 86 people missing, officials reported today. The resultant floods were the worst in South African history. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Tags: floods KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The role of river floods in these systems is important in eroding accumulated sediment and temporarily deepening the channel. @Tekweni For example in some areas of the KwaZulu-Natal interior the cut-off low of September 1987 caused more flood damage than Tropical Cyclone Demoina in January 1984. In the Mgeni the island near the mouth was totally removed and scour of generally about 2m took place. Property damage resulted from unwise urban planning during the coastal building boom of the last two decades. Imboa caused high winds and dropped heavy rainfall over 350 mm in some locations, causing flooding along the Mhlatuze and Mfolozi rivers. John Wright, retired KwaZulu- Natal history professor, recalls that dreadful month. The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over the province on Wednesday with the weather only expected to clear from on Thursday. The cyclone caused widespread flooding; left thousands of people homeless and 242 deaths were recorded in southeastern Africa. According to the provincial government, houses and bridges have been damaged in flood hit areas and … KwaZulu-Natal is generally hilly or mountainous, especially along its western border. November 13, 2006 11:59pm CST. Badenhorst, P., Cooper, J.A.G., Crowther, J., Gonsalves, J., Grobler, N.A., Illenberger, W.K., Laubsher, W.I., Mason, T.R., Moller, J.P., Perry, J.E., Reddering, J.S.V., and van der Merwe, L. 1989. It's a Micro size geocache, with difficulty of 3, terrain of 1.5. (1997). The study area was divided into two homogeneous regions based on an index of monthly rainfall concentration. flood of 1985 and 1987, and assets were lost” (Personal com- munication 1, November 16, 2015), and another stated that “in 1995 and 1997, there were serious floods in which many During 1987 there were floods in KZN, Especially at Umlazi township. DATE: 26 DECEMBER 1995. The land rises from the coast to more than 11,000 feet (3,300 metres) along the Drakensberg Escarpment on that border. Pretoria - Heavy rains and flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal have claimed the lives of at least five people, while many more have been forced to leave their homes. (1997). The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 51. Many bridges were washed away but the destruction of the Mdloti and Tugela river bridges caused the greatest disruption (Badenhorst et al. The rainfall peaked during this storm at 950 mm and most river basins were flooded. The extent of damage to infrastructure includes flooded and blocked roads and collapsed buildings. It's located in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.One of the original bridges spanning the Tugela river. KwaZulu-Natal is situated within the Pongola-Umzimkulu and Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma Hydrological Zones, two of six hydrological zones in South Africa (Figure 3). Screenshot of the taxi that was swept away in KwaZulu-Natal. The Kwazulu-Natal Copoerative Governance Department says 21 lives have been lost in the province following persistent heavy rains and flooding. Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences: Vol. Water South Africa, 20(1), 9-13. At its peak, the storm produced swells of ~8.5 m, caused significant coastal erosion and unprecedented damage to coastal property, estimated at more than one billion rand. The worst affected areas include Chatsworth in the south of Durban and Pinetown west of Durban. Durbanites woke up to incessant rain on Thursday that floods roads ... One person has been killed after a house collapsed on him on Thursday as heavy rains continued to lash Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. 1, … swollen Umsindusi River … Saturation of soils occurring on slopes gave rise to landslides, particularly mudflows. The violence in the Pietermaritzburg area flared up precisely in mid-September 1987. The worst affected areas include Chatsworth in the south of Durban and Pinetown west of Durban. Cyclone Domoina developed on 16 January 1984 along the northeastern coast of Mozambique and struck the African continent on 27 January. Storms and heavy rain from 11 November caused flash flooding in areas of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, including Durban and the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. The violence in the Pietermaritzburg area flared up precisely in mid-September 1987. Seventy people have died in floods that ravaged parts of the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa's southeast, local authorities said. In the Mvoti the river channel, normally 35m, widened to about 900m and deposited large quantities of sediment over this flood plain. Tugela River: 09/26/87: 10/02/87: 7 : 300 : 60,000 : Heavy rain : 1 : Tso: 92,670 5.9 : 1987-034 By Gcwabe @Gcwabe (1) South Africa. On 18 February, less than three weeks after cyclone Domoina, cyclone Imboa reached the Zululand coast. Back-barrier response to flooding in the uMgeni estuary in 1987 took place through erosion of an average thickness of 5 m of sediment from … Kwazulu tribal homela, Valley of a Thousa Hills. They are responsible for most large-scale extreme precipitation events. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. KwaZulu-Natal floods have claimed 51 lives, left hundreds homeless KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has confirmed that the death toll is expected to rise even higher. 12 March, 2019 by FloodList News in Africa, News. (Bantu Holomisa/Twitter) Facebook. The respondents identified eight stressors that affect lifestyles and livelihoods; however, the majority do not have the means to cope adequately. Regional flood frequency analysis in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, using the index-flood method. Grobler, R.R., 2003. The storm moved south and for the following five days torrential rain fell over Mozambique, northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swaziland, reaching as far south as Durban. An hour later, the rain began to descend in torrents and continue well into Tuesday afternoon. More rain was forecast. The General Normal, Pearson Type 3 and General Pareto distributions were found to be suitable for AMS of flood flows in Region 2. The Tugela River (Zulu: Thukela; Afrikaans: Tugelarivier) is the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.It is one of the most important rivers of the country. September 1987 floods. Region 1 covers the coastal and midlands area and Region 2 the west north-western parts of the study area. SA Department of Water Affairs. According to the provincial government, houses and bridges have been damaged in flood hit areas and … THE floods in KwaZulu Natal have claimed the lives of at least 21 people. The March 2007 coastal erosion event, the 1987 flood event and the 1984 tropical cyclones are extreme event examples that took place along the KZN coast that are showcased here. DURATION: 1.43. South African National Scientific Programmes Report No. The KwaZulu-Natal ANC branch had initially planned on sending a delegation to visit families affected by the flood, but decided to postpone until Thursday, 25 April, due to the presidential visit. Area north of Durban. Fortunately the cyclone Imboa changed course on the same day and moved away from the East coast of Africa (Kovács et al, 1985). 1985. I am lookining for any information relating to that story. Dozens have been seriously injured and many remain missing. Such hazards have long-lasting environmental, social and economic implications. Police say four people, including the driver, were transported by medical rescue services to hospital for treatment. Dozens have been seriously injured and many remain missing. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Abstract. The death toll due to floods that caused havoc in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 32. The extent of damage to infrastructure includes flooded and blocked roads and collapsed buildings. The severe weather in parts of eastern and southern eastern Africa continues. Durbanites woke up to incessant rain on Thursday that floods roads ... One person has been killed after a house collapsed on him on Thursday as heavy rains continued to lash Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. It also has a Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, based in Ulundi. Ethekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed that 2 people died in their home in Inanda after a wall collapsed as a … Human perceptions and responses to floods with specific reference to the 1987 flood in the Mdloti River near Durban, South Africa. An epidemic of type 1 poliomyelitis occurred in Natal/KwaZulu in the eastern part of South Africa between December 1987 and November 1988. The low-lying and coastal areas of Natal, South Africa, were subjected to severe flooding in September 1987. South Africa – Deadly Flash Floods in KwaZulu-Natal Province. The 19-month-old was one of at least nine victims of the storm that battered the coast of KwaZulu-Natal for more than 12 hours on Tuesday and left a swathe of destruction. "At the time they (the floods) seemed completely incidental. @Tekweni The Tugela River (Zulu: Thukela; Afrikaans: Tugelarivier) is the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.It is one of the most important rivers of the country. Scores of villagers swept away. Area north of Durban. 412 poliom SALINITY, FLOODS AND THE INFAUNAL MACROBENTHIC COMMUNITY OF THE ST LUCIA ESTUARY, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) said the rain has caused massive damage. Pretoria - Heavy rains and flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal have claimed the lives of at least five people, while many more have been forced to leave their homes. KZN Natal Floods September 1987 Video documentary on the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal from the 28- 30 September 1987. Dec 17, 2019 - Video documentary on the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal from the 28- 30 September 1987. "At the time they (the floods) seemed completely incidental. January and February 1984 tropical cyclones Domoina and Imboa. LOCATION: KWAZULU-NATAL. 23, No. The Death Toll in KZN has now risen to “51”, following the devastating floods in several parts of the province. 1987-035: Southern a eastern South Africa : Provinces: Northern Natal Province a Eastern Cape. KwaZulu-Natal is generally hilly or mountainous, especially along its western border. 686 mm of rain was reported. By Gcwabe @Gcwabe (1) South Africa. KZN Natal Floods September 1987 Video documentary on the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal from the 28- 30 September 1987. The destruction of property was catastrophic, nearly 400 people were … Kwazulu tribal homela, Valley of a Thousa Hills. Generally, the coast is subtropical with inland regions becoming progressively colder. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Pretoria: SOUTH Africa’s National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has classified the recent deadly floods in KwaZulu-Natal as a provincial disaster. Some details are also given of settlement patterns in the environs of Durban]. Latest Posts. One of the first ox-wagen crossings of the Tugela River was called Bonds Drift. Twitter. The destruction of property was catastrophic, nearly 400 people were … JOHANNESBURG - Numerous regions in Kwa-Zulu-Natal were hit by severe floods on Tuesday. Simon Bundy • Frances Roberts • Mariana Tomalin, Spatial Planning & Land Use Management Act, National Estuarine Management Plan Guideline, EMP for uMkhanyakude District Municipality, EMP for King Cetshwayo District Municipality, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Management of the Coastal and Marine Environments. It’s reported that over 2000 emergency calls were logged last night in and around the affected area. ... killing 13 congregants on Thursday night in Dlangubo in KwaZulu-Natal. Flooding began last week in parts of Mozambique and Malawi. DURBAN - Repairing the damage caused by horrific floods in KwaZulu Natal is estimated to cost R1.1-billion. The storm also destabilized the coast, consequently chronic coastal erosion will continue until a new equilibrium is achieved (Smith et al, 2007). On Sunday the 13th April walls of clouds were seen rising in the south-west and by 2 p.m. Durban was heavily overcast. | [FLOO] Anonymous, | 1988. The name kwaZulu translates roughly as Place of Zulus, or more formally Zululand. Residents who have lost their houses in the floods have taken shelter at various churches and community halls. The town of Ballito, north of Durban, presented all these aspects and was the worst-hit area. KwaZulu-Natal has a varied yet verdant climate thanks to diverse, complex topography. https://bewilderbeast.org/2018/02/11/floods-in-kwazulu-natal-1987 September 1987 floods Between 28 and 30 September, the central and southern part of Natal were ravaged by floods that were amongst the most devastating to have occurred in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal has the highest rainfall out of all the provinces and approximately 75 perennial rivers (Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development 2004). University of Pretoria. Regional flood frequency analysis in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, using the index-flood method. He has some representative power for the Zulu people, but only under the government of South Africa. 30 September Kwazulu Natal … Tugela River: 09/26/87: 10/02/87: 7 : 300 : 60,000 : Heavy rain : 1 : Tso: 92,670 5.9 : 1987-034 South African Journal of Science, 103, 274-276. The bigger rivers, (Mgeni and Mvoti) had flood duration periods of up to 24 hours and this caused dramatic erosion. The KwaZulu-Natal ANC branch had initially planned on sending a delegation to visit families affected by the flood, but decided to postpone until Thursday, 25 April, due to the presidential visit. Local exacerbating factors included construction too close to the high water mark, adverse coastal profile, and coastal modification. In South Africa alone damage of more than R100 billion was caused to agriculture, communications and nature reserves (Kovács et al, 1985). the floods of September 1987 and February 1988 in Natal and Kwa-Zulu, Republic of South Africa. The flooding began on Monday after heavy rain caused mudslides in several towns in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, government spokesman Lennox Mabaso told … The bodies of 119 people swept from their South African shanty-town in a flash flood on Christmas Day had been pulled from the. Two weeks later came those unprecedented rains, three and half days of them. 1987-035: Southern a eastern South Africa : Provinces: Northern Natal Province a Eastern Cape. Between 28 and 30 September, the central and southern part of Natal were ravaged by floods that were amongst the most devastating to have occurred in South Africa. These are one of the most important synoptic-scale weather systems to affect South Africa. They are responsible for most large-scale extreme precipitation events. Kwazulu Natal Flood 1987. 23, No. The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over the province on Wednesday with the weather only expected to clear from on Thursday. Produced by Tekweni Media. During 1987 there were floods in KZN, Especially at Umlazi township. In the floods of 1987 which inundated a greater part of this province, more than three hundred and eighty people lost their lives. Sri Lanka name 22-strong Test series touring party. The Death Toll in KZN has now risen to “51”, following the devastating floods in several parts of the province. November 13, 2006 11:59pm CST. Author links open overlay panel T.R Kjeldsen a J.C Smithers b R.E ... the outliers reflect the 1987 and 1959 floods. These are one of the most important synoptic-scale weather systems to affect South Africa. John Wright, retired KwaZulu- Natal history professor, recalls that dreadful month. The death toll due to floods that caused havoc in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 32. Author links open overlay panel T.R Kjeldsen a J.C Smithers b R.E ... the outliers reflect the 1987 and 1959 floods. hailstorms, floods, disease outbreaks, and veld fires are affecting four socioeconomically marginalized urban communities in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 51. 1989). I am lookining for any information relating to that story. Dec 17, 2019 - Video documentary on the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal from the 28- 30 September 1987. Floods in Port St Johns on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. | City Engineer Durban: Umgeni River report on September 1987 flood, Hill Kaplan Scott Inc., Durban, 17 p. + app. On Wednesday, 51 people were confirmed dead. Slope failures associated with the floods of September 1987 and February 1988 in Natal and Kwa-Zulu, Republic of South Africa. Devastating floods last week in KwaZulu-Natal will cost Durban over a billion rand in damages to infrastructure, according to the province’s premier, Willies Mchunu. De Villiers, G.T., and Maharaj, R. 1994. The land rises from the coast to more than 11,000 feet (3,300 metres) along the Drakensberg Escarpment on that border. 164. flood of 1985 and 1987, and assets were lost” (Personal com- munication 1, November 16, 2015), and another stated that “in 1995 and 1997, there were serious floods in which many Documentation of the 1984 Domoina Floods (Report). For example in some areas of the KwaZulu-Natal interior the cut-off low of September 1987 caused more flood damage than Tropical Cyclone Demoina in January 1984. Combined marine storm and Saros spring high tide erosion events along the KwaZulu-Natal coast in March 2007. The coast of KZN is continually exposed to hazards from the sea, which threaten the well-being of coastal communities through the loss of infrastructure, services and homes. A regional frequency analysis of annual maximum series (AMS) of flood flows from relatively unregulated rivers in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa has been conducted, including identification of homogeneous regions and suitable regional frequency distributions for the regions. Areas in a arou cities of Pietermaritzburg a Ladysmith. by the September 1987 floods in Natal/KwaZulu. Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences: Vol. This followed exceptionally heavy rainfall which in four days exceeded 600 mm. 2020-12-17. In March 1996, two years after South Africa's transition to majority rule, the trial of The State v. KwaZulu was merged with the surrounding South African province of Natal to form the new province of KwaZulu-Natal. Produced by Tekweni Media. The occurrence of a few flood events of extreme magnitude in Region 1 resulted in no suitable regional frequency distribution for this region. 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