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WEATHER ALERT: BRACE UP FOR GALES, FLOODS, CAPE TOWN WARNED

TimesLive

Mist rolls in from the sea over Cape Town. File photo.


CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town put residents on storm warning on Thursday.

The disaster risk management centre said the South African Weather Service had warned it of:

– North-westerly gales of between 60km/h and 75km/h between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning;

– High seas‚ with wave heights of about 6m‚ subsiding by Friday afternoon; and

– Flooding early on Friday in parts of the Cape metro and southern parts of the winelands.

Mayoral committee member JP Smith said: “The disaster risk management centre is on stand-by to co-ordinate any emergency response that may be required as a result of the expected weather conditions.

“We call on residents to report any weather-related emergencies to the city’s public emergency communication centre by dialling 021-480-7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.”

PHOTO: Mist rolls in from the sea over Cape Town. File photo. Image: RUVAN BOSHOFF

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