Cape Town prepares for winter flooding
By Mandisi Tyulu
28 April 2009
The City of Cape Town departments are co-ordinating their plans to manage flooding and storm damage in the coming months.
Trevor Steyn, Spokesperson for the Roads and Stormwater says this will ensure that the City implements a comprehensive plan to manage the inevitable affects of the coming winter storms.
According to the South African Weather Services mid-term predictions indicate normal rainfall patterns up until July. Mid-July to August could see higher than usual rainfall. This will probably result in extreme weather conditions with possible local flooding.
A technical media briefing by key role players such as Disaster Risk Management, Roads and Stormwater and Development Services will be held today.