Storm in Bulwer November 2009

On 6 November 2009, at approximately 14h30 the Ingwe municipal area experienced substantial rainfall with a hail-storm for a period less than an hour. The disaster occurred as a result of the strong winds that took place within Bulwer which mainly affected the following areas around:

  • St Charles, Nkwezela, Macalagwala clinic, Diepdale & Ncwadi.

The incident caused severe damage to dwellings, access roads, power lines, natural vegetation and injured a number of people with 1 fatality reported. The incident displaced a number of people from their homes as strong winds uprooted huge trees and caused roof tops to blow away.

DAMAGE CAUSED

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Item

Statistics

1

Totally Destroyed Houses

171

2

Partially Destroyed Houses

126

3

Fatality

1

4

Injuries

70

5

Total No. Of people affected

2079


Gift of Givers increases Bulwer Disaster Relief to R1 million. Items include:

  • 50 Tents
  • 1000 Blankets
  • 400 Huge Food Parcels
  • 100 New Pot Sets
  • Disposable Nappies
  • 300 Rechargeable Lights
  • New Clothing and Shoes
  • 130 Gas Stoves, Gas Cylinders and Gas
  • Building Material
  • 500 Mattresses
  • 100 Sleeping Bags
  • Toys
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