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Cape Town coordinating metro wide storm response<span><p>'My thanks to our frontline service staff working in very difficult and often dangerous conditions around the metro. Today I witnessed our teams working in various informal settlements in the Helderberg, including Nomzamo and Morkel's cottages, to coordinate emergency responses, NGO assistance, and survey damage to people's homes.</p><p>'Residents need to be cautious of potential flooding, especially in low-lying parts of the Helderberg, given that we are expecting more rain through today and tonight. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_7222.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1048px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'In general, residents should please refrain from non-essential travel and be cautious as roads are slippery. If you must travel, be sure to drive with your headlights on to increase your visibility to other road users.</p><p>'Please report all emergencies to the City's Public Emergency Centre by calling 021 480 7700,' said Mayor Hill-Lewis.</p><p>Both Chapman's Peak and Clarence Drive remain closed on Monday due to the inclement weather and potential for rockfalls. </p><p>Baden Powell Drive and Kloof Road have reopened following the clearing of debris, while Hout Bay Main Road was still closed on Monday afternoon due to ongoing work on a burst pipe.</p><p>Cape Town Traffic advises the public to be aware of potential impacts related to localised flooding.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_7290.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:2135px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>Electricity outages</strong></p><p>By the early afternoon on Monday, the City had already restored power supply in many of the roughly 30 storm affected areas across the city, while work continued to restore supply in the remaining areas in the fastest time possible, where safe to do so.</p><p>Impacted areas included </p><ul><li>Philippi</li><li>Mfuleni</li><li>Strand/Lwandle</li><li>Somerset West</li><li>Gordon's Bay</li><li>Silvertown</li><li>KTC</li><li>Gugulethu</li><li>Mfuleni</li><li>Fresnaye</li><li>Athlone</li><li>Overcome Heights</li><li>Lansdowne</li><li>Oranjezicht</li><li>Rondebosch East</li><li>Macassar beach</li><li>Hazendal</li><li>Bo Kaap<br><br> <br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_8457.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:848px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'Our teams are on the ground to attend to a large number of electricity outages in the metro. Damaged infrastructure typically takes some time to repair. Inclement weather leads to high service request volumes and longer outage durations. Where damage to infrastructure is concerned, it is unfortunately not possible to give accurate restoration times. We thank residents for their patience while we attend to all repairs.</p><p>'Residents are reminded to only use one reporting channel when reporting faults to the City so that delays in attending to duplicate service requests are avoided as far as possible,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen.</p><p><strong>For service requests (please only log on one channel):</strong></p><p><strong>Call Centre: 0860 103 089</strong></p><p><strong>SMS: 31220 (Please note the free SMS service does not apply)</strong></p><p><strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank"><strong>power@capetown.gov.za</strong></a></p><p><strong>e-Services: </strong><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/servicerequests" target="_blank"><strong>www.capetown.gov.za/servicerequests</strong></a></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-04-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8f565b70-00d1-4165-ac4f-9c7b8956d4d5;L0|#08f565b70-00d1-4165-ac4f-9c7b8956d4d5|Disaster;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#90b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534;L0|#090b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534|Mayor10

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