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Heavy Rain And Flood Warning For Cape Town


Hand holding pouring rain cloud

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre on Wednesday warned of heavy rain and flooding in the metro and in the Overberg district.

In a statement, the council said the South African Weather Service had advised officials of heavy downpours on Thursday.

Disaster risk spokesperson Charlotte Powell said: “Urban areas could be affected with localised damage due to heavy rain, leading to flash flooding. The heavy downpours are expected to be more intense during the course of late morning into the afternoon.”

Powell warned locals to be careful, especially in informal settlements, on the roads and in low-lying areas.

She urged people to also be on the lookout for mudslides and rockfalls.

Those affected by bad weather can contact officials by dialling 107 from a landline or public phone in the City of Cape Town or on (021) 480 7700 from a cellphone.

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