Disaster management assesses damage caused by massive Gauteng hail storm

Gauteng Disaster Management says it's assessing the damage caused by a severe thunderstorm on Monday afternoon.

One person was killed and two others injured in what was believed to have been a tornado in the Krugersdorp area.

READ: PICS and VIDEO: EMS urges motorists to avoid low lying bridges in Joburg storm

ALSO READ: [UPDATE] #GautengStorm: 1 dead, 2 injured

Dr Bongani Elias Sithole is the head of Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management Centre at Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Sithole says areas are in the West Rand as well as parts of Ekurhuleni have been most affected and temporary shelter has been made available.

We are assisting the families affected. We have a tent where we temporarily accommodate people as well as community halls.

Dr Bongani Elias Sithole, head of Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management Centre at Department

He says there have been contingency plans overtime to relocate shack dwellers living in low lying areas.

Last year we embarked on a project where we were relocated the communities in low lying areas and that process is still continuing, unfortunately we don't have all the available land to relocate these communities.

Dr Bongani Elias Sithole, head of Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management Centre at Department

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