Level 9 weather warning wreaks havoc across the Cape

The Western Cape has lived up to its name as the ‘Cape of Storms’ since the weekend, as an unprecedented level 9 warning has been issued by the SA Weather Service for a massive storm to hit various parts of the province

Gale force winds fanned a number of fires and blew off vehicles from bridges since Saturday. Trees have been uprooted and electricity poles toppled as the province sees heavy rain

The Western Cape Government has appealed to citizens to practice caution. Premier Alan Winde, along with MEC’s, municipal officials and other stakeholders were given a briefing on Monday, at the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) on the severe weather conditions affecting numerous areas in the province. Winde says the Joint Operational Centre has been activated to coordinate the overall provincial disaster response

''The WCG and its partners have mobilised all necessary resources to manage this situation and are doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of this weather event. Our first priority as the provincial government is to ensure that we do everything we can to keep our residents safe during this severe storm. We appeal to everyone to please exercise extreme caution and avoid unnecessary travel,” said Premier Winde.

‘’Disaster management and emergency services personnel across affected districts have been hard at work in both preparing for the weather system and responding to incidents. Other relevant role players remain on high alert.The dedication and commitment of all our disaster management personnel, on the frontlines and behind the scenes, is remarkable. They have been working flat out to help residents. We are very grateful for all you have been doing in affected areas,” he added.


Done By: Mitchum George


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