WATCH: Joy and sorrow as heavy rains flood Riviersonderend

2019-03-13 17:19
The small town of Riviersonderend. (Screengrab)

The small town of Riviersonderend. (Screengrab)

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WATCH: Heavy rains hit Cape Town

2018-06-14 16:42

Capetonians have woken up to rain, thunder and lightning. Flooding is expected to bring misery to informal settlements. Watch. WATCH

The Western Cape got the lion's share of rain over the weekend with some happy that near-empty dams would be filling up, but the heavy rainfall also devastated the small town of Riviersonderend.

Parts of the N2 outside Riviersonderend were closed on Monday after the town got 275mm of rain in nine hours.

The flooding swept through a farm, destroying fencing, pumps and killing 75 sheep.

The average water level in Cape Town's supply dams on Tuesday was 52.6% of capacity, up from 52.2% on Monday.

The run-off from the mountains in the catchment area is expected to raise the water levels over the next few days.

Capetonians are still within the water use restriction target of 650 million litres a day and last week used 605 million litres.

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