National Home Builders Registration Council status update on the Soweto Disaster

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Following our previous communications dated the 2nd January 2018, the NHBRC wishes to provide a status update on assessment conducted since the advent of the disaster caused by severe storm damage in Soweto and surrounds.

 National Home Builders Registration Council status update on the Soweto Disaster

In an unconfirmed preliminary report to the NHBRC, the South African Weather Services referred to the storm as Tornadic Supercell Thunderstorm with an EF2 damage rating.  

IN the main, the damage to homes included failing roofs, collapsed boundary walls and altered homes as well as wall cracks. The affected structures are said to be between 1- 20 years old. Late this past Friday 5th January 2018, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Cllr. Herman Mashaba declared this a Local State of Disaster after consultation with the relevant stakeholders. 

The NHBRC inspectors and engineers have been conducting visual assessment of the houses that were damaged by the storm for the past 6 days. The team worked through this past week-end in order to ascertain the extent of the damage as well as preliminary causes of said damage. 

The affected areas include; 

 Protea Glen;

 Lawley;

 Braamfischerville;

 Slovo Park;

 Snake Park;

 Doornkop;

 Lufhereng;

 Tsepisong;

 Meadowlands;

 Westbury; 

 Alexandra; 

Last modified on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:04

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