- Cape Town experienced more rainfall than expected and the storm that hit caused some damage to property and cars
- Despite the flooding and mudslides, it is safe to hope that #DayZero is not going to happen any time soon
- South Africans took to social media to share their experience with the storm
After the terrible drought that wreaked havoc in the Western Cape, the rainy season was highly anticipated, but Capetonians got a little more than they bargained for.
Strong winds combined with heavy rainfall caused chaos in Cape Town when mud slides pushed cars down streets and homes were flooded. Fallen trees caused damage when they landed on vehicles and properties.
A tree fell on a Cape Town law enforcement vehicle and the officer inside the vehicle sustained slight head and neck injuries.
There were a number of injuries as well, but Briefly.co.za gathered that no-one was too seriously or fatally hurt during the storm.
In true South African style, people all across the country responded with silly, hopeful, and funny remarks:
Shati Shadrack Phiri - I'm not parking next to a tree, never again!
Bandile Mxabo - at least you got water,
Njabulo Finidi Mthembu - Cape Townians: "We need rain" God: hold my beer
Mashai Mponeng Johannes - Well day zero will be pushed further now. Let's hope so
Skizoland Patriarch Rose - they shouldn't worry Standard Bank will donate funds to rebuild their homes.....they never live their own in distraught, if it was khayelitsha it would have being the responsibility of the national government
George Sejaphala Tumi - You'd swear Cape Town is made in China
While it is fun to joke about matters that could have been far worse, and Capetonians are happy about the rainfall, local residents are warned to be careful in the flooded areas.
Capetonians should drive safely and keep an eye out for anyone who might be in need of a helping hand in the aftermath of the storm.
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