At least 76 people have died in multiple monsoon-related accidents, Indian officials said Saturday, as heavy rains lashed the western state of Maharashtra, triggering landslides, flooding, and a building collapse. “Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state often coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams led to[…]
The South African Weather Service has warned of possible localised flooding as yet another cold front is expected to make landfall in Cape Town on Thursday. Thousands of people have been affected by flooding due to the persistent storms last week. The city’s Charlotte Powell says disaster management crews are[…]
The City of Cape Town says it has conducted more than 200 onsite assessments of flood-affected informal dwellings so far. Thousands of residents were affected by the heavy rainfall last week. The City is now continuing with mopping up operations in various areas, including Mfuleni, Kraaifontein and Khayelitsha. Mayoral Committee[…]
Australian authorities were preparing to evacuate thousands of more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs on the western fringes of Sydney, the country’s biggest city, with another day of heavy rain triggering the worst floods in 60 years. Rivers across the state of New South Wales (NSW) have burst their[…]
The South African Weather Service says significant rain is expected in the Overberg and Garden Route regions of the Western Cape tonight into tomorrow morning. The accumulated rainfall is likely to reach up to 50 millimetres. It says localised flooding can be expected on some roads, including low lying informal[…]
The Western Cape government has urged residents to be on high alert as rain and snow are predicted for the week ahead. MEC of local government, environmental affairs and development planning, Anton Bredell called on residents to stay indoors and off the roads where possible. “We want to make the[…]
The Western Cape dam levels have stabilised 66.2 percent, slight decrease from last week, but more than three percent higher than the same time last year. The dams that supply the City of Cape Town with water are on average more than 83 percent full. Provincial Environmental Affairs Department’s spokesperson[…]
After a short teaser of spring weather, winter is back and Cape Town residents can expect two more days of rain this week paired with chilly temperatures. The warmer weather the Mother City received last week will come to an end as both Friday and Saturday are expected to bring[…]
Signs indicate that the cold front that hit Cape Town this week is breaking, but locals have been advised to brace themselves again for another cold front touching down next week. Mopping up operations continue after successive cold fronts in the region, and the City’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176[…]
On Saturday Lizzy Mathiso woke up to find the crèche she owns and runs in Lwandle in shambles. Two classrooms which cater for 54 children were destroyed. She was one of many people living in Cape Town’s informal settlements to have their shacks destroyed or damaged and to find themselves[…]
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