A massive storm has swung over the City of Cape Town with weather experts warning there could be more to come.
Already hundreds of dwellings have been flooded in places like Hout Bay and Macassar with roofs being blown off other homes. Electricity has also been affected in some areas.
James-Brent Styan‚ spokesman for local government‚ environmental affairs and development planning MEC Anton Bredell tells The Midday Reports, Stephen Grootes that the storm has left some areas more severely damaged than others.
He says they are expecting the worst to hit the city around one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.
We are especially concerned about the coastal areas. We are expecting waves heights of about 12 to 12 metres coming in at intercessions of about 18 seconds.— James-Brent Styan‚ spokesman for local government‚ environmental affairs and development planning MEC Anton Bredell
Styan says every city and town in the province have their own measures in place for the displaced. He adds that a major concern has been fires that have broken out various areas such the Eden District, between George and Knysna, where thirteen houses have been evacuated.
Charlotte Kilbane, EWN’s Cape Town Editor says at least seven hundred homes that been flooded.
Affected residents are being housed at temporary shelters.— Charlotte Kilbane, EWN’s Cape Town Editor
Remarkably only two injuries have been reported. A man and a five year old, child with down syndrome are being treated in hospital.— Charlotte Kilbane, EWN’s Cape Town Editor
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