Mop-up operations continue across the Cape

Mop-up operations are continuing across Cape Town on Thursday, following heavy rainfall experienced in the metro, this week.

The City of Cape Town on Thursday said it is attending to a number of incidents including power outages, flooded roadways and uprooted trees.

COURTESY: Ndifuna Ukwazi

Amongst those affected were:

·        Flooding at the Melomed Private Hospital in Tokai due to the Keys River bursting its banks again on Thursday morning.

·        A farm dam burst in Joostenberg Vlakte, which caused flooding of some surrounding properties

·        A house wall that collapsed in Vredehoek.

·        Mudslides in the Oudeskip area in Hangberg, Hout Bay

·        The Keyser river bursts its banks again

·        The Eersteriver/Kuilsriver has burst its banks, causing flooding of some properties in Zandvlei, Macassar

·        The Mosselbank river burst its banks, affecting residents in Philadelphia and Klipheuwel

·        Three men rescued from a Parow Canal


Informal settlements that have been affected includes Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, Old Crossroads and Schaapkraal. Numerous uprooted trees have been reported, as well as numerous roadways flooded.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, said services are dealing with the impacts of the weather, but intermittent rainfall, she says, remains a challenge.

‘’NGOs are assisting with humanitarian relief for residents of affected informal settlements, among them the Mother Soup Kitchen and Ashraful Aid International. The City is also providing milling and sand where feasible. ‘’


Done By: Mitchum George


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