The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has been alerted to a severe weather update for some parts of the Western Cape.
The South African Weather Service has briefed the centre this morning and indicated that the storm is expected to make landfall from late night Thursday and will continue throughout the
The regions that are expected to be most affected are the coastal regions in particular along the Overberg and the South Eastern parts of Cape Town including Strand, Muizenberg and Cape Point.
In addition the Cape Winelands will see the brunt of the bad weather.
The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, is urging people living and travelling in affected regions to be aware of the weather conditions predicted and to limit travelling and being outdoors as much as possible in the coming days.
"We can expect gale force winds - especially along the coastal areas, lots of rain up to 35mm and hail in parts of the interior in particular.
This may lead to localised flooding,
strong running water and difficult driving conditions, especially throughout the day on Friday." Provincial as well as Municipal Disaster Management Centres and emergency services are on standby and will provide assistance where needed.
The public is advised to contact their closest disaster management centre as quickly as possible should an emergency occur.
The easiest number to remember to call in an emergency is 112.
This number can be dialled toll-free from any cell phone.
"We also urge the public to ensure any information they share on social platforms has been verified as being correct and accurate before posting or sharing.
Facebook pages of the Cape Winelands and Overberg districts will be used to provide information on a timeous basis.
Also rely on official channels including the Western Cape Government social media channels." In case of emergency other relevant numbers to call are: Cape Winelands Municipality: 021 887 4446
Eden District: 044 805 5071 Central Karoo: 023 449 8000
West Coast: 022 433 8700
Overberg: 028 425 1690
City of Cape Town: 107 landline or 021 480 7700
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