Cape Town on storm alert

2012-08-10 21:05

Cape Town - The city is on high alert after weather warnings were issued for the weekend, the city's disaster risk management centre said on Friday.

Weather SA said a cold front from the west of the city had strengthened and grown into a larger, lower frontal system.

Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the forecast indicated heavy rainfall on Saturday, peaking on Sunday.

He said persistent high rainfall was expected next week across the Cape Peninsula, associated with north-westerly winds reaching 60km/h.

Localised flooding was expected.

Residents were urged to dial 107 from a landline or 021-480-7700 from a cellphone in cases of emergency.

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  • ingi.raikes - 2012-08-10 21:42

    Well pray for safety for the helpless and pray that the members of the ANCYL all get swept into the sea! Perhaps that will stop this ridiculus act of violence against the only Province in S.A. which is working honestly and efficiently for it's people, of all races!

  • lala.kunene - 2012-08-10 22:21

    Lord save your people....

  • Werewabbit - 2012-08-11 00:24

    Missing Durban winters right now. **Sighs**

  • cindy.wrathex.ruthven - 2012-08-11 08:47

    This current weather was obvious from sat photos more than a week ago, yet it is handled/forecast as if it just developed. A shame on our weather forcasters. I also feel that not enough tips to keep warm and dry are forthcoming. I feel so sorry for the destitude, I'm sitting freezing in my home with the option of fireplace or heater and warm quality clothing, they do not, and they haven't eaten a decent warm meal. Time to give to the poor at your corner cafe/in your area - it's not a hassle for you to buy an extra pie or meal :)

      Hermann - 2012-08-11 12:08

      Are you worried about those poor suffering creatures who so enjoy disrupting everything and throwing Molotov cocktails (petrol bombs)at the police? When in discomfort they think they are entitled to assistance and when not they are entitled to disruption, but never ever will they say a meaningful thank you for any assistance (aid, handouts)because they are entitled to it. I feel feathers for them.

  • dietmar.schekierka - 2012-08-11 09:43

    Why can we not have just one phone number for emergencies?

  • Tyrique Slingers - 2013-06-01 08:46

    Ok so we should stay inside this weekend then.....?

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