Cape Town storm: 7 homes destroyed by single uprooted tree

The massive cold front that hit Cape Town on Monday night has resulted in various accidents across the city.

According to the reports, the strong wind not only damaged the roofs of many building in Mamre, Strand, Gugulethu and Belhar but even had the power to uproot trees. A single one of such ‘projectiles’ has reportedly destroyed seven homes in the Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, luckily resulting in zero casualties.

The storm affected over 3, 000 dwellings and led to the electricity disruptions in Plattekloof and Rylands. The local authorities are now making efforts to restore the power in the residents’ property, however, some areas continue to experience temporary blackouts.

“City departments are assisting the affected communities, including making alternative accommodation available and SASSA has been informed about the need for humanitarian relief,” City’s disaster risk management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said.

Such weather will remain in CT until Wednesday, the weather forecast services stated.  It can also result in possible mudslides so the motorists have been urged to avoid the dangerous roads located near the hills and mountains.

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