Saturday, October 26, 2019

GOOD NEWS FOR CAPE TOWN REGARDING DAM LEVELS


Cape Town received a month’s worth of rainfall in a day as a cold front lingered over the city on Friday, boosting dam levels, but causing widespread flooding. The South African Weather Service measured 93 mm. of rainfall at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden from midnight up until 2pm.
It was higher than the October average for neighbouring, Newlands, which usually receives an average of 84.8mm for the month, according to the City of Cape Town’s statistics. The Newlands Cricket Ground looked more like a lake than a field, and many roads were closed due to mudslides and flooding. Suburbs across the city also experienced power outages. Informal settlements reported several incidents of flooding in Khayelitsha, Mfuleni and Lwandle, according to the City’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell. In Langa, a blocked stormwater drain caused water to back up, flowing into five properties. More rain is expected for the Cape by tomorrow evening into Monday.

Done By: Mitchum George

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