Disaster Risk Management

Stormy weather in Cape Town uproots trees, damages roofs in places

Stormy weather in Cape Town has uprooted trees, damaged roofs and disrupted electricity in places, the city’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said on Sunday. Roofs were damaged by strong winds in Fresnaye, Bo-Kaap, Bonteheuwel, Macassar, Philippi and Sea Point. READ | Cape Town braces for ‘extremely windy’ weekend as[…]

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City warns of localised flooding in the Cape this week

By Anees Teladia With gale-force winds, low temperatures and considerable rainfall expected by some in the Western Cape this week, the City of Cape Town has issued warnings to residents regarding the possibility of localised flooding and damage to property. Residents are asked to prepare themselves for any eventuality and[…]

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CT disaster management gears up for heavy downpours

As the City continues to fight the scourge of drought, Cape Town may have some relief with heavy downpours expected this week. The South African Weather Services has advised the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre that cold conditions and heavy downpours can be expected over the next few days. Disaster[…]

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Disaster risk management officials deliver baby boy

Two City of Cape Town disaster risk management officials helped deliver a baby boy in a public bathroom near Bakoven on Sunday, the City said. The two officials – Sam Freeman and Dominique Daniels were on duty assisting with the Identikidz programme, said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety[…]

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Flood alert issued for Western Cape

Heavy rains, flooding, high winds and cold temperatures hit Cape Town and much of the province on Monday night. Disaster Risk Management’s Charlotte Powell said the area most affected by flooding thus far was Khayelitsha. “Our teams are busy assessing. The standard procedure is for the Human Settlements directorate to[…]

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Fire displaces elderly Muslim woman

A fire in Belthorn Estate has left the elderly 97 year Aaisha Stemmet displaced. On Thursday, just after Esha a fire destroyed the dwelling of the elderly women and her 70 year old daughter. Disaster Risk Management services said the two victims were transported to Groote Schuur Hospital. Two other[…]

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