City Disaster Risk Management Centre

Storm uproots trees across the Cape

The second storm in a week which made landfall in the Western Cape on Sunday has caused chaos across the Cape metropole as gale-force winds uprooted trees and rains caused severe flooding. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said despite the heavy rain and flooding[…]

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Thousands of residents in informal settlements impacted by adverse weather

Approximately 4 000 dwellings have been affected by adverse weather conditions following Sunday night’s heavy downpours. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre had confirmed that localised flooding had occurred in informal settlements across the metropole in Khayelitsha, Philippi and Macassar. Spokesperson Charlotte Powell said powerlines are down in Lansdowne, Gugulethu[…]

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