By: Steve Dellar | 04-25-2018 | News
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South Africa - Heavy Rains Flood Cape Town After Months Of Drought (Video)

During the first months of 2018, all news coming from Cape Town was about the long drought that had forced residents to become resourceful when it comes to spending water and was a continuation of the severe water shortage in the region which had begun since 2015.

In fact, the city believes that it will reach "Day Zero" in a few years when the municipal water supply will largely be shut off, thus making Cape Town the first major city to run out of the water.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Dit reën heerlik in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Somerset_West?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Somerset_West</a> WESKAAP. 📷: Letitia Swemmer Kotze <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rain?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Rain</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SouthAfrica?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SouthAfrica</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/cptweather?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cptweather</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CapeTownWeather?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CapeTownWeather</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CityofCT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CityofCT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CapeTownFreeway?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CapeTownFreeway</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/venter_annette?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@venter_annette</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/debeer_anika?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@debeer_anika</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/eNCAWeather?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@eNCAWeather</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JoelGuy_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JoelGuy_</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/landbou?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@landbou</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/_ArriveAlive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_ArriveAlive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dieCourant?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@dieCourant</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCitizen_News?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheCitizen_News</a> <a href="https://t.co/1654HaVHF2">https://t.co/1654HaVHF2</a> <a href="https://t.co/HLtm6LKQTR">pic.twitter.com/HLtm6LKQTR</a></p>&mdash; ReenvalSA (@ReenvalSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReenvalSA/status/989363942609825792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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That is.. until the rains came overnight which flooded most of the city as it now appears nature suddenly realized that the residents of Cape Town had not seen a good downpour in a long time.

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Well, today they certainly got just that as heavy overnight rain flooded several roads across the metropole and beyond.

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Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Ms. Charlotte Powell stated: “Flooding has been reported mostly in urban areas across the metropole‚ due to blocked drains and limited run-off capacity. “

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Flooding on Roosendal Avenue in Delft, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CapeTown?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CapeTown</a>. An overnight storm&#39;s brought heavy rains, strong winds and thunder and lightning.<br><br>[PICS: Gadija Francis] <a href="https://t.co/EPQ8WLl8EE">pic.twitter.com/EPQ8WLl8EE</a></p>&mdash; Heart FM News (@HeartFMNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeartFMNews/status/989403240969261056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Roadways in Somerset West‚ parts of the N1 and N2 are flooded. Disaster Management officers together with other city Services are busy making assessments and standby crews have been activated.”

Source:

https://www.enca.com/south-africa/cape-town-roads-flooded-after-heavy-downpours

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