Cape Town Storm creates havoc in the city

CAPE TOWN- A cold front that has severely hit Cape Town, with overnight heavy rains, gale force winds, causing mud slides, flooded homes in many suburbs and has even uprooted trees across the city.

There has been a reported injury, a city law enforcement officer suffered head and neck injuries when a tree fell onto his vehicle early on Friday.

Charlotte Powell on Friday morning of the Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, “Due to last night’s heavy downpours and gale force winds… extensive flooding has occurred in Goodwood‚ Parow‚ Ravensmead‚ Belhar and Bellville South‚”

She said, “Approximately 150 residential properties have been affected. Roofs have been blown off in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village and a few properties have been damaged. Trees have been uprooted in Parow‚ Goodwood‚ Constantia and Belhar areas. Power lines came down in Goodwood‚ Parow Valley‚ Langa‚ Bergvliet‚ Durbanville and Maitland areas and mudslides have been reported in the Hout Bay area.”

Traffic spokesperson Richard Coleman confirmed that 12 intersections have been affected, six intersections flooded.

The entrance of The Twelve Apostles hotel in Camps Bay was flooded on June 1 2018 after heavy overnight rain.

The entrance of The Twelve Apostles hotel in Camps Bay was flooded on June 1 2018 after heavy overnight rain. 
Image: City of Cape Town

Photo Credit- City of Cape Town

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