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Storms and floods hit Cape Town and surrounding areas

November 14, 2008

Storms and floods hit Cape Town and surrounding areas

Paul Campbell - November 14, 2008

The Western Cape of South Africa has been hit hard by severe storms this week as reported in The Cape Argus. The N1 and many roads in the Overberg area are closed due to flooding, and the town of Montagu has been totally cut off. The N2 coastal road that links Cape Town to the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth remains open.

Cape Town appears to be over the worst of it for the moment, however more rain is expected for the Garden Route and Overberg over the weekend, and November rainfall stats look certain to set new records.   See the 3 day weather forecasts for more details.

Holidaymakers should check their routes before heading off, and it would probably be wise to avoid unnessesary trips as those roads that are open will have more traffic than usual and the weather conditions will also cause more problems.

5 Comments

  1. It looks as though it will be a non-existent holiday season for many establishments along the Breede River.

    I hear reports that the Malagas Hotel (at Malgas Pont) is totally underwater for the first time ever. We were there in April and they were still recovering and rebuilding from last year’s flood.

    Comment by Alison from Cape Town — November 15, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

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