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National State of Disaster-In-Numbers – 18 April 2022

18 Apr 2022
  • Between 200 and 400 mm – rainfall received in parts of KwaZulu-Natal in a 24-hour period, on 11 and 12 April 2022.
  • 443 – people known to have lost their lives in KwaZulu-Natal, by 18 April 2022.
  • Approximately 48 – people missing or unaccounted for, by 18 April 2022.
  • About 300 – homes destroyed by a devastating fire in Langa in the Western Cape.
  • Around 1 000 – people displaced by a devastating fire in Langa in the Western Cape.
  • Nearly 4 000 – homes completely destroyed by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Over 8 300 – homes partially damaged by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • More than 40 000 – estimated number of people displaced by the floods.
  • 13 000 – heavy vehicles that the flood-damaged Bayhead Road handles per day.
  • Over 270 000 – estimated number of learners affected by the floods.
  • Over 600 – schools damaged by the floods.
  • 16 – schools that cannot be accessed due to damage to connecting roads and bridges, by 18 April 2022.
  • 66 – public healthcare facilities affected by the floods.
  • 247 – number of rescue operations, by 18 April 2022.
  • 100 – additional water tankers deployed in KwaZulu-Natal, by 18 April 2022.
  • Around 1 300 – road repair projects identified by the agencies involved, by 18 April 2022.
  • R1 billion – money that National Treasury has made immediately available to provide relief and to rebuild.