Winds howled and rain pelted the Cape from Sunday night, all the way into Monday morning. An intense cold front made landfall on Monday, July 13 bringing with it more cold, rain and wind.

Mop up operations continue across the metropole on Monday morning and Disaster Risk Management officials are busy with assessments with other City departments.

Heavy rainfall and flooding caused major damage to informal settlements on Sunday, July 12 but no evacuations were required.

SASSA has been requested to provide humanitarian assistance. The Informal Settlements Department will supply those affected with flood kits.

Many roads across the city have flooded and are still being attended to by the Roads and Stormwater Department.

In Manenberg, Lavendar Hill and Heideveld roofs were blown off of homes. Trees were uprooted across Cape Town. A house in Tokai was partially damaged by an uprooted tree and a number of vehicles were damaged in Waterloo Village in Gardens also by uprooted trees.

Storm damage and trees across the roadway were reported in:

1) Meerlust and Jacaranda Somerset West
2) Tygervalley road Tygervally
3) Arlington and Harewood Helderberg
4) Fairfield street Parow
5) Amaryllis near Aster Somerset West
6) Frans Conradie and Lincoln Bellville
7) 3 Vineyard Ave Blackheath
8) Hartebees and Madeliefde Durbanville
9) 19 Bello Rosa street Bellville
10) Grootboom and Takudi str Wallacedene
11) 1 Leeuwenhof str Oakglen
12) Old Paarl at Stikland Hosp Stikland
13) Mains street Newlands
14) Main// Rosendale and Belmont R/bosch
15) Belmont road Rondebosch
16) Pandora street Woodlands
17) New Ottery and Old Strandfontein Ottery
18) Dean Street Newlands
19) M3 at Tokai

Massive waves have engulfed the Sea Point area, leading to Beach Road being closed for the safety of residents and motorists.

 

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Flooding was also reported in Belmont and Queens in the Rondebosch area.

Residents are being urged to stay indoors and not risk venturing out to exercise. In Tokai Forest strong winds uprooted several trees and scattered them in surrounding suburbs. The City advised residents to avoid travelling and be extra cautious if travelling is unavoidable.

Some areas recorded wind speeds of 105km per hour and rain is expected to continue into the early hours of Tuesday morning, July 14.

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Aimee Pace

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