Oct 19

Durban beaches shut down due to heavy rainfall

All beaches have been closed in the South African port city of Durban following heavy rains that affected the seawater near the coast. According to BBC Africa, the two-day rains washed logs and other debris into the sea, while shark nets at most beaches were damaged, making beaches unsafe for public use, authorities said. Efforts are underway to fix the nets and infrastructure that were damaged by the torrential downpours in parts of the province. The South African Weather Service had on Monday issued a storm warning for disruptive rains, which led to the flooding.