The basement parking of Somerset West’s Sanctuary Mall was flooded on Monday evening by water from the overflowed pond nearby.
The Sanctuary management team said they have yet to assess the damages to the elevators and escalators as mop-up operations are under way to drain the water from the basement parking. However, they are sure they will be able to repair the water damage, reports IOL.
Local residents took to social media to share damage by the flood waters, which also affected nearby roads. KC Gericke, a member of Facebook group ‘Strand, Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Stellenbosch‘ shared the following footage:
The Sanctuary Mall was built in 2016 on a large rehabilitated water body, which was designed to serve as a storm water retention facility. With the sudden and heavy downpour of rain, the pond overflowed into the R44 nearby, but also into the parking garage underneath the centre.
Countless reports of flooding have surfaced on Tuesday as numerous areas in Cape Town struggle with the ongoing rains.
Picture: @LudidiVelani / Twitter