Extreme weather warning for Cape Town

2014-05-08 15:11
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Cape Town -   The City of Cape Town has issued a high alert for heavy rainfall in Cape Town.

This comes after the South African Weather Service advised the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre to expect cold and wet conditions over the next few days, with heavy rain over the metropole on Thursday night into Friday morning and gale-force winds between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas.
The City’s multi-disciplinary winter task team is on high alert in the event of any localised flooding, but appeals to residents to help mitigate the potential impact by:

- staying away from beachfront areas
- maintaining a safe following distances on the roads
- ensuring that the drainage systems on their properties are working properly
- raising the floor level of their homes to minimise the risk of flooding

Report Emergencies
Residents are encouraged to report any emergencies to the City’s 107 Public Emergency Call centre by dialling 107 from a Telkom line or 021 480 7700 from a cellphone.
Flooding, blocked drains and service disruptions can be reported to the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089.

Enquiries and/or complaints regarding burst and leaking water mains, faulty and leaking water meters, or blocked and overflowing sewers can also be reported via SMS to 31373.  Enquiries and/or complaints regarding electricity faults can be reported via SMS to 31220.
The City’s Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on delays on roadways and deviations.
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