14 000+ homes affected by CT weather

2013-06-08 12:41
The scene on a main road near the Nyanga township on the outskirts of Cape Town. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

The scene on a main road near the Nyanga township on the outskirts of Cape Town. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A total of 14 337 households were affected by the bad weather conditions in Cape Town last weekend, the disaster risk management centre said on Saturday.

The centre's spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said 52 529 residents were affected by the flooding and inclement conditions.

Last weekend the city experienced extreme weather conditions including strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and extremely cold conditions.

Solomons-Johannes said the city's relief aid workers had spent the week mopping up.

He said a total of 42 402 blankets, 45 090 hot meals, 22 488 brunches, 27 food parcels, 767 flood kits and 332 baby packs were distributed to those affected.

He said an early warning system had been put in place and all rescue and disaster agencies were on standby for the next cold front which they expected over the next weekend.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    cape town  |  weather  |  floods

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

De Allende's star burns bright
Boks were 'in a dark space'
Pacific island teams singled out for rough tactics?
Ireland favourites but France bullish
Traffic Alerts

It is always easier to notice the faults in others rather than face our own. Focusing too much on the perfect and ideal scenario...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.