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More rain in Little Karoo's Ladismith area over past 2 days than in last 7 years

7 May 2021 1:48 PM
Tags:
western cape storm

W Cape Local Govt and Environmental Affairs' James-Brent Styan says the storm aftermath will see rivers flooding low-lying areas.

This article has been updated at 17.30 Friday 7 April 2021

Pippa Hudson talks to Western Cape local govt and environmental affairs spokesperson James-Brent Styan about the latest death toll after the storm.

Sadly, another two people have died, bringing the death toll to four.

The two missing people have been found and have passed away in the Riviersonderend area.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

The rising rivers are a concern.

We have seen Malgas already cut off from the Breede River rising. They are cut off by they are safe for now.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Listen to the interview below:

Mandy Wiener speaks to W Cape local govt and environmental affairs spokesperson James-Brent Styan about the latest update on the storm in the Cape.

Two people have died in a truck that overturned during storm and flood conditions on Wednesday, confirms Brent-Steyn. He says there are also two people missing and the search is ongoing.

We urge people not to cross over running water over the road. It is very dangerous.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

We've seen the worst of the storm but it is still raining.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Areas in the province are still experiencing the impact and after-effects of the storm, he says.

It has caused massive challenges and lots of infrastructural damage like roads, bridges. There has been a lot of flooding.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

He says swollen rivers will move down at a massive speed over the next weeks with lots of rain in the catchment areas.

Those rivers are going to be flooding in the low-lying areas and going over the river banks.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

He says rescue operations are still underway and the total damage has not yet been ascertained.

They have seen more rain in the Ladismith area than they have seen in the last seven years over just two days.

James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson - W Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Listen to the interview below:




7 May 2021 1:48 PM
Tags:
western cape storm

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