Following Cape Town's massive storm on Tuesday evening, EWN reporter, Lauren Isaacs has been out on the road visiting several affected areas.
Isaacs tells CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson that Khayelitsha didn't experience major damage and flooding. Isaacs has been traveling with members of the disaster risk officials who have been assessing damage in the various areas.
One of the places Isaacs has been to is the Taiwan informal settlement. She says the informal settlement is deserted with a few children spotted wandering around.
Also moving through Taiwan we spotted two men rebuilding their shacks. During the night, a few concrete slabs from a boundary fence on the N2 highway actually smashed through the shack, leaving it completely destroyed.— Lauren Issacs, EWN Reporter
Issacs says disaster management officials will remain the area throughout the day. She adds that special attention and care will be granted to children, the elderly and the disabled.
Charlotte Powell, head of public awareness and preparedness at the Disaster Risk Management Centre tells Pippa Hudson that they've seen extensive damage across the city because of the storm. She adds that several power outages have also been experienced in various parts of Cape Town.
Electricity department is working around the clock to restore electricity. 086 010 3089 is the number to dial to report electricity outages.— Charlotte Powell, Head of Public Awareness and Preparedness at the Disaster Risk Management Centre
Val Kadalie, CEO at the Cape Town City Mission says the city is facing tough times. Kadalie says they have housed over 200 elderly people and distributed food packs and winter blankets for those left in dire conditions. Those who wish to contribute can call 021 486 7660 or visit www.citymission.org.za
Deidre Davids, ACSA Cape Town spokesperson also joined in on the conversation saying they haven't had any flights at the Cape Town International Airport canceled. Davids explains that is up to an airline to make the call of canceling or postponing a flight.
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