The Western Cape storm in pictures
An unseasonal September spring storm has devastated parts of the Western Cape. Ashraf Hendricks drove around, capturing some poignant scenes with his camera.
Many farmers helped people last night getting cars out of ditches and across rivers. Unprecedented flooding caught many holidaymakers unawares and unprepared. Thanks to farmers and whoever helped the travelers out of these scary conditions.
My family and I were traveling back to Cape Town from Somerset West on Monday evening. Large parts of the N2 are flooded, so we had to drive carefully.
We are so grateful to the traffic officers who were on the N2 keeping people safe! They had blocked off sections that were flooded and slowed the traffic to ensure we got through the water, that was flowing over both lanes.
We'd like to thank them & let them know that we really appreciate their dedication!
My wife, my daughter, and I arrived in Cape Town on the 24th from East London. Greeted by hectic winds and storms. Yet one cannot believe how clean, neat, and tidy the province is kept. Law Enforcement is always visible and present. Very friendly and eager to assist, especially during these storms. With the network being problematic and GPS up to maggots. It was comforting to know we had dependable civil servants to count on. I have a new respect and appreciation for the members in the Western Cape.
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