Friday, July 21, 2006

Emergency plan in place as cold front hits Cape Town

By Chanel September

Cape Town’s disaster and emergency services have been placed on high alert as a massive cold front moves over the Western Cape.

Today’s top temperature in Cape Town is expected to be 15°C, which is also the average for the rest of the province. A 100% chance of rain, high seas and snow on the mountains forecast.

Cape Town Disaster Management’s Greg Pillay said his department had been central to workshopping a storm response plan over several months and were better prepared than anytime before. Unlike previous years the main focus will be informal settelments.

According to the Cape Times Western Cape farmers should also benefit from the widespread rain.

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