Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chilly temperatures for Coast

By Tando Mfengwana
19 May 2007

Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management centre has issued severe weather warning to Western and Northern Cape residents.

Very cold, wet and windy conditions were expected this weekend and these are expected to persist until Monday.

Heavy downpours are expected over the south-Western Cape on Saturday, spreading to the Southern Cape and adjacent interior overnight.

Very rough seas are expected between Orange River mouth and Cape Alguhas into Plettenberg Bay by the evening.

Disaster Management predicts snowfalls on high-lying areas of both provinces on Sunday and on Monday.

The Disaster Management centre in on full alert to respond in cases of flooding and other storm related incidents.

In a statement disaster Risk management says the city has however implemented a flood reduction Plan to limit the impact of flooding in winter.

The public is requested to report life or property threatening flooding and other emergencies to the 107 public Emergency Communications Centre from a landline from a cellphone 021 480 7700.

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