Thursday, August 26, 2021

Inclement weather expected to hit the Cape from Thursday

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management is on standby, ahead of inclement weather expected for Cape Town from Thursday.

The South African Weather Service forecasted disruptive rainfall and strong winds and wave heights up to 6 metres.

The City’s Charlotte Powell appealed to residents to help prevent flooding in their area.

“We appeal to residents to help reduce flood risks by clearing out drainage system, raising the floor levels of a structure so it is higher than the natural ground level like digging trenches around the house, reporting blocked drains and illegal dumping.”

The Western Cape’s Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC, Anton Bredell, says the areas which can expect heavy rains will be Cape Town, Drakenstein, Overstrand, Stellenbosch and Theewaterskloof.

Bredell is urging members of the public to stay indoors and to limit travelling around the province if possible during this time.

“Conditions will be difficult with strong winds expected and extreme cold weather moving into the weekend. We are urging people to be cautious on the roads and to avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where possible. Over the weekend the cold weather may cause challenges to people and livestock caught outdoors.”

Residents are urged to report any flooding incidents on 107 on the landline or call 021 480 7700 from your cellphone


Done By: Mitchum George

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