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[PICTURES] Flooding, traffic chaos in Cape Town as the heavens open

25 October 2019 9:45 AM
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South African Weather Service
Cape Town
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Cold Front
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Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre

It’s raining cats and dogs in Cape Town – and getting flooded quite rapidly now. Listeners have sent in pictures.

A powerful cold front made landfall in Cape Town early on Friday, causing heavy rain, traffic chaos and severe flooding in areas.

Londonderry Rd, Ottery. Credit: Rhys Pughe-Parry

Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre reported several weather-related incidents such as roof damage and flooded roads.

Reports of traffic accidents on many routes in and around the city are coming in thick and fast.

Picture credit: Rhys Pughe-Parry

The South African Weather Service has issued a flood alert.

For emergencies, call 021 480 7700 (cellphone) or 107 (landline).

For service requests (non-emergencies), call 0860 103 089.

Picture credit: Rhys Pughe-Parry



25 October 2019 9:45 AM
Tags:
South African Weather Service
Cape Town
Weather
Cold Front
Flooding
Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre

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