Short Burst of Heavy Rain Leaves Cape Town Flooded

A late afternoon burst of rain resulted in over 150 homes being flooded in Cape Town, South Africa, the city’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team said on Friday.

The floods caused havoc in Cape Town’s informal settlements, where there is little to no drainage systems in place for shacks set up in the areas.

The DRM’s Charlotte Powell said the flooded houses were situated in Khayelitsha and Philippi, two of the city’s biggest townships.

Roofs had also been blown off by westerly winds of up to 66km/h in the central part of the city, while there were also reports of trees and power lines being uprooted and damaging properties.

Powell said the City’s Parks and Forrest, Electricity, Roads and Stormwater departments all attended to incidents reported to them.


By: Lincoln Kyle September (

Source: [EWN News]


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