LOOK: Destruction in Western Cape due to weather Photos: Facebook/JulianJansen
Extreme weather conditions caused DESTRUCTION in the Western Cape.
LOOK: DESTRUCTION IN WESTERN CAPE DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER
Social media users posted photos and videos of the damage and destruction.
The SA Weather Services (SAWS) has issued a level 9 weather warning for disruptive rain for today.
Extreme WEATHER conditions expected TODAY: Send us your PHOTOS
It said widespread flooding is expected with rainfall in excess of 100mm possible in places,
“Full catchments may cause further flooding downstream.”
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Meanwhile, light snow and very cold conditions are also expected.
LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED TODAY IN THESE PARTS OF SA
According to VoxWeather forecaster Annette Botha, light snow is possible over the high peaks of the north-eastern mountains.
“An intense cut-off low is expected over the Cape Provinces, with very cold, wet and windy conditions expected over southern Namakwa in the Northern Cape and over the Western Cape province from Sunday afternoon until Monday morning.”
Botha advised the public, marine users and small stock farmers that disruptive rain, damaging winds, damaging waves, severe storms, and very cold temperatures are possible from Sunday evening into Tuesday over the Eastern Cape, with light snow possible over the high peaks of the north-eastern mountains.
What to do During a Flood Warning or Flash Flood Warning
Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.
Continue to check the media for emergency information.
Follow instructions from public safety officials. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
If you must evacuate your home, take only essential items and bring your pets if safe to do so.
If you must evacuate or are traveling during flooding, remember:
Do not walk through flowing water. Most drownings occur during flash floods. Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock you off of your feet.
Remember the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” Don’t drive through flooded roads. Cars can be swept away in only two feet of moving water. If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay in the vehicle. If the water is rising inside the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.
Do not drive around road barriers. Roads and bridges may be washed out or structurally unsound.
If told to shelter in place, listen to local television or radio for updates. Conditions may change quickly, so be prepared to evacuate to a shelter or a neighbor’s home if necessary.