Cold front hits the city

Roughs seas at Three Anchor Bay. Picture: Supplied
Mop up operations are underway following cold front which made landfall last night.

With the first cold front of last week, some areas in the metropole received up to 100mm of rain. With more rain predicted,  there is a high risk of flooding.

The weather brought strong gale force wind which resulted in roughs seas at Three Anchor Bay.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said despite the heavy rain and flooding that occurred in informal settlements across the city, no evacuation to emergency shelters was required. 

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “Last week’s cold front with associated damage followed by the current storm posed a lot of challenges to the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre. But the dedication and hard work by City staff and community organisations has once again proved that team effort pays off. City services are well prepared to deal with storm damages during the winter.”

Residents should phone  021 480 7700 from a cell phone or 107 from a landline to report a flood related emergency.