Provincial Government fixing up flood damage
By Yamkela Xhaso
The Western Cape provincial government has started repairing the damage caused by the intense weather last week.
Strong winds and flash floods caused damages in much of the province, flooding roads and rivers and washing away bridges and houses.
The damage caused by the floods is estimated to cost hundreds of millions of rands. Western Cape Premier Lynn Brown says the provincial government has started repairing the damage caused by the weather.
The premier says the government has fixed all the big roads and they are now all accessible and they are also assisting municipalities with secondary roads.
“We have made that each family that was displaced has been taken care of in terms of food parcels, medicines and in terms of moving them to dry areas” said the Premier Brown
As of this morning the premier says that everybody who was living in community halls is now back at their residences.
“What we will do from now is we make sure that we do an assessment a proper assessment and look at what has to happen between the three spheres of government”
The three spheres mentioned by the premier were the municipal level, the council at the municipal level must and the provincial government to support whether or not that it is going to be a disaster area.
The national department will discuss the damaged land that has been insured and not insured.