Five Days After Flooding, Tornado Hits Johannesburg; 50 Houses Damaged

Ennerdale Tornado – Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa is undergoing the second natural disaster in barely one week.

Five days ago the city nursed the harsh effects of a flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

A tornado has hit Ennerdale, the South of Johannesburg. The tornado, which has been categorized as a minor one by meteorological experts, hit the area between 6pm and 7pm on Monday.

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Emergency agencies have dispatched their officials to the affected area in order to ascertain the level of damage and current situation of the area.

While no deaths or major catastrophe has been confirmed yet from the Ennerdale Tornado, some houses were badly affected.


Robert Mulaudzi, Johannesburg Emergency Spokesperson, said:

“At this stage we are not in a positions to give the exact number of dwellings which have been affected and fortunately no injuries have been reported.”

EMS Spokesperson later said that as many as 50 homes were damaged by the Ennerdale Tornado. At least one injured person has been recorded at the moment.

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Robert Mulaudzi has urged residents of the tornado torn area to report missing persons, damages and any helpful information to the Emergency agency. He says the officials are relentlessly assessing the ravaged location and will return to the scene the next day.

Jo’burg has quite a lot of weather induced damages to fix. Aside the flooding which left cars stuck, killing 6 with several persons missing last week, the north-eastern part of the city of gold battled with a tornado earlier in July.

The Tornado left several homes and businesses in Magaliesburg and Tembisa damaged.

Johannesburg is situated in the eastern plateau area of South Africa. It has a subtropical highland climate with thundershowers in summer months (October to April).