Lee-Anne Butler, Dave Macgregor and Shanaaz Prince
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will apply to the provincial and national governments to be declared a disaster area to access funding to repair massive flood damage to infrastructure, estimated at more than R600-million.
This figure is expected to climb to almost R1-billion when private property is taken into account and when the full extent of the damage becomes evident after the water subsides completely.
The flooding was so severe at Humewood Beach alone that it unearthed debris from the great flood of 1968.
Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile said yesterday the metro had suffered massive infrastructural damage and would look to alternative sources of funding for continued infrastructure maintenance.
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