Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN. – The strong winds and heavy rain that lashed the Western Cape over the long weekend have wreaked havoc, leaving thousands of people destitute and obstructing major roads, which are still closed.
Yesterday, Premier Alan Winde and officials from various departments provided an update on the province’s disaster management efforts following the devastating storms.
“I am very glad that we are seeing a reprieve in the weather, and we are seeing it subsiding, although we do see that it is moving up towards the Garden Route. I would like to convey my condolences to the families who lost loved ones during this tragic event over the last few days,” he said.
Eight people were electrocuted during the flooding due to illegal electricity connections.
Four of them died in the Covid-19 informal settlement in Driftsands, while the other four died in the Klipfontein area.
Six children were evacuated from three houses in Strand and taken to the fire station for safety. A total of 233 schools were damaged. – News24.com