Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Severe storm forecast for parts of the Western Cape

A severe storm is expected to hit parts of the Western Cape from Thursday evening to late Friday, the province’s Disaster Management Center warned.

The Anton Bredell MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning said its office was from the SA -Weather service alerted.

“We can expect stormy winds, especially along the coastal areas, lots of rain up to 35 mm and especially hail in parts of the interior.

” This can be localized Floods, heavy running water and difficult driving conditions will result, especially all day on Friday, “Bredell said.

Areas likely to be affected include Overberg and the southeast parts of Cape Town, including Strand, Muizenberg and Cape Point. The Cape Winelands will also be affected.

The SA Weather Service warned of strong to stormy winds with gusts of 80 to 100 km / h.

Bredell challenged the people who live in and travel to affected regions to be aware of the predicted conditions and to limit travel and stays in the open air as much as possible.

Provincial and municipal disaster control centers and emergency services are on standby and will provide assistance if necessary, he said.

“We also urge the public to ensure that any information they share on social platforms has been verified for accuracy and accuracy before posting or sharing.

“Cape Winelands and Overberg District Facebook pages are used to provide information on a timely basis. You can also rely on official channels, including the Western Cape Government’s social media channels. “