Heavy rains flood parts of Cape Town

2012-08-11 18:02
Hail has fallen in Durbanville. (Jeff Denning, News24 User)

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Cape Town - Several parts of Cape Town were flooded following heavy rainfall in the region, the City's disaster management centre said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said several homes in the low-lying areas lost their roofs in the windy weather.

"The City's disaster response teams have been activated and deployed to several areas to assess the impact of the storm. Response teams are also on high alert," he said.

Phola Park, Rasta Camp, Masiphumelele, Lotus Park, Wallacedene, Happy Valley and Phillip informal settlements were all affected.

Emergency workers provided blankets and parcels to some of those affected.

Chapman's Peak Drive had been closed off since Friday and it remained closed.

"The weather warnings issued by the SA Weather Service for gale-force westerly/north-westerly winds, rough seas, heavy falls of rain, snowfalls and very cold, wet and windy conditions is still enforced," said Solomons-Johannes.

The heavy rains are expected to continue until Sunday.

- In case of emergency in Cape Town, call 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.

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- SAPA

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