CT residents brace for severe weather conditions

The City of Cape Town has issued a weather warning to residents with rainy conditions and possible snowfall expected over the coming days. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre’s spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, said the South African Weather Service had confirmed that an intense cold front is expected over the Western[…]

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150 properties affected by heavy downpours, gale force winds

At least 150 residential properties have been affected in Thursday evening’s rain and gale force winds. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has confirmed that flooding has impacted residents of Goodwood, Parow, Ravensmead, Belhar and Bellville South. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell said Roofs of homes[…]

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Durban storm death toll now at 8, may rise

The number of people who have died following heavy storms and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday has reached eight and could rise, provincial government departments said during a joint briefing. “We can confirm that eight people were killed as a result of the floods yesterday. There are those that are[…]

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#CapeTownStorm: 22 schools damaged

Twenty-two schools have been damaged so far by the storm battering the Western Cape, the provincial education department said on Wednesday. Roofs were blown off and falling trees broke fences, spokesperson Jessica Shelver said in a statement. More damages were expected and cleaning up would start on Thursday, she said.[…]

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