Cape Town has been lashed with bad weather since the rainy season began, and another cold front has made landfall today.
The City of Cape Town has warned residents to prepare for possible flooding, disruptive rainfall, strong winds and icy-cold conditions.
Emergency services are on standby to deal with the impact. In a statement, the City appealed to residents to assist in reducing the flood risk by:
• Clearing out drainage systems
• Raising the floor level of a structure so that it is higher than the natural ground level
• Making sandbags
• Digging trenches around the house to divert water away
• Reporting blocked drains, intakes and illegal dumping – illegal dumping in the stormwater canals and sewers make flooding worse
“Cape Town has experienced significant rainfall in the past two weeks, and some areas remain waterlogged. The City is providing as much assistance as possible to affected communities,” the City said.
Any weather-related emergencies can be directed to the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre by dialling 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.
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