Sunday, November 17, 2013

Capetown flooding affects 18,000 people

South African News Agency: Widespread and heavy rains have caused flooding across the Western Cape Province, which affected about 18 000 people, says the City of Cape Town.

Approximately 18 000 people in areas including Delft, Faure, Fish Hoek, Gugulethu, Hout Bay, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Macassar, Phillippi, Scarborough, Sir Lowry's Pass, Somerset West, Strand and Vahalla Park were flooded and people have been sheltered in various halls.

Over 120 patients were also evacuated from Vergelegen Mediclinic to various hospitals when the entire hospital was submerged in water.

According to the City of Cape Town, their disaster risk management officials were providing shelter for those affected, restoring electricity, draining water systems and assessing damage to buildings and roads. The rain is expected to continue into Sunday, according to the Weather Services... 

Cape Town at night, seen from Table Mountain, shot by Discott, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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