Weather warning from city

2015-06-25 06:00

The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate agrees with the weather warning that has been issued by the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre.

We urge our more vulnerable residents to help by putting in place measures that will help to decrease the risk of flooding in low-lying areas where residents have settled.

With flooding expected in many regions of the Western Cape, including in the Cape metropole, the City’s Human Settlements Directorate urges residents who reside in low-lying, flood-prone areas to help to reduce the flooding risk by, amongst others, raising the floor level of their homes so that it is higher than the natural ground level.

In instances where localised flooding occurs, communities in informal settlements can contact the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089 to request sand to raise the floor levels of their dwellings to keep water out.

If the roof of a structure is leaking, residents can apply for flood kits from the City’s Informal Settlements Management team.

We appeal to residents to help by:

.clearing out drainage systems on their properties, moving to higher ground if they stay in a flood-prone area (for assistance with this they can contact the City’s Call Centre or the Informal Settlements Management team), digging trenches around their homes to divert water away, reporting blocked drains, intakes and illegal dumping, waterproofing roofs and clearing gutters

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