Severe storm hits Cape Town, intense cold front arrives
The City of Cape Town is recovering after a cold front made landfall earlier this week, bringing heavy downpours and gale-force winds. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said several properties were damaged when roofs were blown off in Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Rosebank, Kewtown, Sarepta and Lotus River and numerous trees uprooted. Flood kits were provided to residents in several informal settlements and various areas had power outages as a result of the weather. Temporary classroom structures were completely destroyed by the strong winds at Nomzamo High School in Strand.
Snow was reported across high-lying areas in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Freestate, KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. Sutherland (as usual), Bloemfontein and even Potchefstroom reported snow.
Now is the time to share blankets with those less fortunate than you. Please include animal shelters!
COVID-19 Resources page
The FRI COVID-19 Resources page is updated regularly for the benefit of our readers, providing you with all relevant information available on a single platform, saving you the time of searching for documents and links.
New downloads this week:
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress to contain COVID-19, 12 July 2020
CoGTA update to Level 3 Regulations, 12 July 2020
WHO Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions, 9 July 2020
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