Snow falls expected amid severe weather #CapeStorm
The Western Cape Local Government says its emergency services are working tirelessly amid the massive storm that hit the province.
The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) was activated at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at Tygerberg Hospital at 22h00 last night, in advance of the storm to maximise the protection of the public’s health and welfare and protect critical infrastructure.
Cape Talk host John Maytham spoke to the Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell’s spokesperson, James-Brent Styan.
We expect very cold weather including snow falls, especially in the high lying areas. People need to dress warmly and stay indoors as far as possible.James-Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC Local Government MEC
He says it will continue through the night until tomorrow morning at least.
Rain will recede and much stronger wind will prevail with rough seas and wave crests up to 13m hitting the coast.
There was substantial rain overnight, but the wind is the problem, he adds.
But the wind is causing havoc and has led to fires resulting in three deaths in Knysna.James-Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC Local Government MEC
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John Maytham also spoke to climate scientist at the University of Cape Town, Dr Peter Johnston after at least five people were reported killed in the province as a result of the severe storm and extreme wind.
A further three people have died in fires related to the increased Berg winds in Knysna.
If you look at the satellite pictures, there are lot of clouds in the North and West of the Western Cape, and I’m looking out now, it’s just very grey.Dr Peter Johnston - UCT Climate Scientist
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