Tuesday, May 28, 2013

City of Cape Town winter plan 2013

Imogen Vollenhoven
28 May 2013

The City of Cape Town   on Monday announced its Winter Plan for the 2013 season.

Nine high risk areas have been prioritized by the city these include Strand, Gugulethu, Philippi and Fisantekraal.

City of Cape Town said the approach to winter 2013 is to ensure that all rescue and disaster assistance agencies are on standby, and to have an early warning system in place so that the City has as much time as possible to prevent disasters.

Executive Director for Safety and Security of the City of Cape Town Richard Bosman explains further that it is very much a refinement of the plan that they have had over the past couple of years.

“The emphasis being on nine areas that have been identified as high risk areas in respect of flooding; the intention is to be much more proactive in those areas and also in the event of incidents, happening in these areas that we may react as quickly as possible,” said Bosman.

Bosman emphasized that it is so that people are relocated and housed alternatively, in order that the relieve work can be done.

Furthermore he adds that the City’s plan has been structured around those aspects and it covers all the departments from the cleansing to the disaster management section as well as the road and storm water section that are in charge and responsible for engineering related solutions in respect of any flooding taking place.

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