⚠️Yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms resulting in localized flash flooding and short term disruption to essential services are expected over parts of the NC and WC tomorrow (Thursday 21 October 2021). See warning below. pic.twitter.com/oqD5PcUgB4
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 20, 2021
Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell says the regions to be affected include some of the worst drought-stricken areas in the Western Cape.
“We hope to see the good rains provide some welcome relief in this regard, but must warn the public about the high likelihood of severe disruptions due to the severity of the storm,’’ Bredell said.
Localised damage to infrastructure and settlements as well as localised and short-term disruption to essential services can be expected.
According to the SAWS, localised flooding/flash flooding of susceptible roads, low-lying areas, and bridges including mountain passes, such as Meiringspoort Pass, due to heavy downpours may occur.
“We urge the public to use extreme caution when travelling around the affected regions for the next two days as conditions may be hazardous and to avoid being outdoors as much as possible,” SAWS said.