Cape Town officials battle effects of severe weather

Cape Town officials battle effects of severe weather

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The City of Cape Town‘s Disaster Management says technicians are still working to restore electricity in a number of areas across the Cape Metro affected by heavy downpours and flooding.

Trees have been uprooted and power lines damaged in areas including Langa, Parow Valley, Mfuleni and Constantia.

Officials have cleared most roadways and unblocked drains.

The highest recorded rainfall in the City was in Kirstenbosch at 72 millimetres.

The City’s Charlotte Powell says they are still assessing the extent of the damage.

“At this stage, roadways have been cleared and trees have been removed. Community day centres in Ravensmead and Belhar have been flooded and have been referred to nearby communities, electricity has not yet been restored in some areas and technicians are on site.”

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