Wednesday, July 10, 2024

No significant damages caused by Cape weather on Tuesday night, says City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations Centre says it has not received any significant reports on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning of damage or impacts related to the weather.

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According to the municipality, more than 14 000 structures have been impacted by varying degrees of flooding or wind damage.

‘’A lot of the flooding on roadways has subsided courtesy of the break in the rain since late yesterday afternoon. Once reports are received of flooding, the Disaster Risk Management Centre and Informal Settlements Management branch deploy officials to conduct assessments, so that requests for relief can be submitted to SASSA. Given the scale of the weather impacts, these assessments do take some time to complete,’’ said Sonica Lategan, City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management.

Over the past two days, NGO partners including Gift of the Givers, Ashraful Aid, Mustadafin, Islamic Relief, Alimdaad and the Warehouse have facilitated soft relief including handing over more than 20 000 meals, 2 550 blankets and 2 450 beanies to affected communities in Khayelitsha, Lwandle, Gugulethu, Philippi, Masiphumelele and Tafelsig, amongst others.

This amid a warning from the SA Weather Service of Level 8 disruptive rainfall for Thursday


Done By: Elona Sibunzi

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