Warning as storm continues to lash Cape

2013-08-14 09:40
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Cape Town heavy rain

Heavy rain has hit Cape Town resulting in many areas of the city being flooded. Have you experienced flooding? Send us your flood photos.

Cape Town - Disaster officials are on high alert as winter weather continues to lash the Western Cape.

The SA Weather Service issued a warning for very rough seas between Table Bay and Port Alfred with waves of between 6m and 9m while gale force winds have also been forecast between Cape Point and Plettenberg Bay.

The cold front has brought with it heavy rain and strong winds.

“Heavy rain is expected in places over the Cape Metropole, Overberg, western and south-western parts of the Cape Winelands and the southern parts of the West Coast districts,” the SA Weather Service said.

Eyewitness News quoted Cape Town disaster risk management as saying almost 10 000 people affected by the weather have been helped.

Nearly 2 000 households, mainly situated in informal settlements, have already been flooded. Solomons-Johannes said more than R1.4m had been spent on providing aid to affected households.
 
The persistent rain is only expected to clear by Friday.

Anyone in need of assistance can phone the disaster risk management call centre on 0860 10 30 89.

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