Disaster risk teams on standby as WC braces for heavy downpours

The City of Cape Town says it's prepared for the possibility of localised flooding overnight.

Read: Heavy rains expected for Cape Town on Monday evening

This comes after the South African Weather Service forecasted heavy downpours on Monday.

The City's Disaster Risk Management Centre says it will deploy officials to respond to and investigate cases as they come.

Also read: CT's disaster relief aid slacking following Sassa takeover, says JP Smith

Spokesperson Mandy Thomas says officials do not expect rivers to flood, but will monitor mountainous areas where some issues could surface.

The City's winter readiness task team has been meeting to put in place mechanisms to prevent and mitigate the impact of flooding, she adds.

We do have all our city services on standby.

Mandy Thomas, Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town's disaster Risk Management Center

We are not anticipating too many problems because it has been a dry season.

Mandy Thomas, Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town's disaster Risk Management Center

Take a listen to the City explain its preparedness:


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