The winter storm that made landfall in the Southern Cape earlier today has led to severe localised flooding in the communities of Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas and surrounding areas. Several roads in the Southern Cape have been flooded and road users are urged to be cautious while using the roads.
The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell says evacuations are being done of homes in the affected areas and rescue teams have been deployed to the area to assist.
“People being evacuated from their homes are being housed at the Struisbaai Caravan Park and Struisbaai Community Hall. The Cape Agulhas Municipality Joint Operational Centre (JOC) has been activated for all disaster management matters.”