The Disaster Risk Management centre in Cape Town has reported that the strong winds currently being experienced have caused damage to property, uprooting trees and causing electricity cuts.
According to SowetanLIVE, spokesperson Charlotte Powell, the strong winds in Cape Town damaged roofs in Fresnaye, Bo Kaap, Bonteheuwel, Bomakierie, Macassar, Philippi and Sea Point.
Pinelands, Bridgetown, Wynberg, Parow, Richmond Estate, Bellville, Sea Point, Strand, Claremont, Heideveld and Three Anchor Bay have all had powercuts.
Powell said large trees were uprooted in Gordon’s Bay, Newlands, Mowbray, Rylands and Bonteheuwel.
No deaths or injuries were reported.
The windy weather is expected to persist until Monday evening.
Storm-related electricity disruptions are being experienced in Pinelands, Bridgetown, Wynberg, Parow, Richmond Estate, Bellville, Seapoint, Strand, Claremont, Heideveld and Three Anchor Bay. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/YuYzdYXcMS
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) January 19, 2020
Capetonians are still abuzz on Twitter about the strong winds.
People trying to walk against the strong harmattan wind in Cape town
— Assaddict🍼🔥 (@Xavilerry) January 19, 2020
— J Ian Tait (@johniantait) January 19, 2020
I experienced the famous Cape Town wind these last couple of days. I am now an expert on the topic and can say with absolute certainty that along with milktart being trash here, gen pop are a buncha babies.
Cmon fam, level up. Its just angry air.
— Myles Ryan (@mylesisahero) January 19, 2020
Emergency calls for help during the storm can be made to 021 480 7700 from a landline or 107 from a cellphone.