The Western Cape has been grappling with an unexpected bout of severe weather in recent days, causing significant damage and flooding across the province.
Unusual spring weather patterns have wreaked havoc in various areas, with reports of road damage, widespread flooding, uprooted trees, and financial losses totaling in the millions.
One particularly concerning issue is the overflowing of all six dams in the region, posing a significant threat.
Motorists have been strongly advised to avoid unnecessary travel due to the hazardous road conditions caused by the storms.
Even well-known tourist spots like Kalk Bay harbor have not been spared, with the area enduring substantial damage from powerful waves.
The picturesque scene of seals basking in the sun along the walkway and the abundance of restaurants have been replaced by the destructive force of the elements.
The Western Cape’s battle against these severe storms serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of weather patterns and the importance of preparedness in the face of natural disasters.