Disaster Risk Management in the City of Cape Town expects increased flooding in newly-established informal settlements that have been created on unsuitable and flood prone land. A cold front has been lashing the Western Cape since Thursday resulting in heavy rain and wind. Spokesperson for Disaster Risk Management Charlotte Powell[…]
Cold rainy days and dark nights are back again. Capetonians need to prepare as both an intense cold front and load shedding are on the cards for Wednesday, September 2. On Tuesday night [September 1] Eskom announced Stage 2 load shedding would pick up again from 8am to 10pm on[…]
CLICK HERE TO WATCH Five days of torrential downpour in India have left at least 148 people dead, as record monsoon rains create the worst flooding conditions the country has seen in decades. The bulk of the fatalities were reported in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where 111 are[…]
Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers says rescue operations in Malawi are going well. The country, along with Zimbabwe and Mozambique, have been battling with the effects of flooding after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique last week. Gift of the Givers’ teams are distributing essential supplies to seven out of[…]
Agony is etched in Tapiwa Chanyawo’s face as he tells of the night the storm came, a mudslide swept away their home, and his family died. Their home, in the eastern Zimbabwean town of Chimanimani, lay in the path of Idai, a gigantic tropical cyclone that may have left more than 1 000[…]
Cape Town – A day after the Western Cape town of Montagu endured heavy rain and freak hail the size of golf balls, another hail storm caused a collision between several vehicles outside Knysna on Tuesday. Severe damage to cars, windows, roofs and solar panels, among others, had been reported[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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