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ADM TEAM AMONG STAKEHOLDERS VISITING LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES HIT BY DISASTERS
ADM HEADQUARTERS - TUESDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2021
Following the recent storms that hit a number of local municipalities under the Amathole District Municipality, disaster management team was dispatched to all the affected areas to assess the extent of the damages as well as intervention that may be needed.
While all the six municipalities were affected, the severity of the storm was hard felt by the communities of Raymond Mhlaba and Amahlathi local Municipalities.
In Raymond Mhlaba LM, additional areas affected now include villages in Adelaide's Ward1, 7,10,12,16, Mxhelo, Lenge, Mgquba, Rhoxeni, Ngobe, Komkhulu, Nondyola, Golf Course and Ngele.
An assessment done by the disaster team reports that 1228 households have been affected in 13 villages. A joint operations committee comprising of Raymond Mhlaba's political leadership along with the ADM Disaster Management Officers, Community Development Workers Coordinator as well as Gift of the Givers who were activated by the Social Development sector department gathered at Alice Council Chamber to deal with after- effects of the storm and to intermittently provide the necessary interventions to the communities there.
Communities will be provided with blankets, food parcels, mattresses by Social Development and Gift of the Givers while the municipality will ensure that the 70 homeless families get temporary shelter in nearby community halls and be supplied with hot meals by SASSA.
Local business community, Shoprite, to be specific, has been activated to supply a soup kitchen to the families.
Developments in Amahlathi show that two additional villages, namely Frankfort and Khayelitsha have also been affected. The political leadership in the company of disaster management team as well as officials from the LM visited first the Qoboqobo area. The preliminary report into the extent of damage in the affected areas is still forthcoming.
(These are developing events)
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