Evacuations and outages as Cape Town experiences chaotic storm

Evacuations and outages as Cape Town experiences chaotic storm

- Parts of Cape Town have been plunged into darkness and left without water recently as a ferocious storm rages across the coast

- Some areas of the metropolis have even been forced to evacuate due to the damages caused by strong winds and heavy rain

- The City of Cape Town has issued warnings over the destruction and is working hard to restore amenities such as electricity and water to certain areas

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Cape Town has found itself in a state of chaos after a massive cold front hit the city this weekend.

With torrential rain and winds reaching up to 90km/hour, many are suffering from the havoc-wreaking storm.

Many residents in and around the greater Cape Town area have lost roofs from their houses, while some areas were plunged into darkness and left without water.

A building in Bellville reportedly had to evacuate up to 1000 residents from a building, which had started to collapse due to the harsh winds, The South African Reported.

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Uprooted trees in various areas are affecting traffic flow and several passes around Cape Town have been closed off due to dangerous landslides and falling rocks.

A man has reportedly passed away after attempting to fix a power outage affecting his home during the storm.

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SA Weather Service issued warnings and provided detailed information about the approaching storm.

Briefly.co.za saw that locals were amazed by the strength of the winds and downpours around the city.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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