Roads, houses damaged after rough seas cause floods

Roads and houses in some parts of Cape Town have been damaged by flooding caused by a tide.

“Rough sea conditions during spring high tide in the early hours of this morning, [Friday] caused some flood damage to some roads and reportedly also to some houses,” said National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

A camping site at Silverstroomstrand also had to be evacuated.

As well as this West Coast location, other areas affected by the flooding included Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Hout Bay, Kleinbaai, part of Bloubergstrand, Derde Steen, Tweede Steen, Riebeekstrand and parts of Baden Powell Drive on the False Bay Coast.

Certain roads in the areas have been closed temporarily for mop-up operations.

“Debris and sea sand washed onto the road.”

Lambinon said that bathers and boaters in Plettenberg Bay and Cape Columbine should be on high alert as rough weather was expected.

He said that along the coast there would be high tides in the early evening.

“Strong rip currents can be expected around the coast.”

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