According to the latest update, the death has increased and currently stands at 398, with 27 people still missing.
The Committee also noted the arrival of additional support from other provinces in the form of specialised Urban Search and Rescue teams that have been based at Virginia Airport and are working closely with the SAPS Search and Rescue and are dispatched through the existing Incident Management System.
The additional teams have started working and have assisted with recoveries.
The air support that has been provided by the South African National Defence Force and the South African Police Service has played a crucial part in the rescue and recovery efforts.
We wish to commend these brave men and women for their service.
LATEST WEATHER WARNINGS
The South African Weather Service has warned of inclement weather conditions in eThekwini, KwaDukuza, Mkhambathini, Ndwedwe, Ray Nkonyeni, uMdoni and uMzumbe today.
Residents in these areas are urged to exercise utmost caution as the heavy rains could trigger more floods and mudslides.