Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

South African media said Wednesday that two people have been injured in the storm, and there are reports of some damaged homes and uprooted trees.

With hopes high that the storm will mark the beginning of the end of the worst drought in a century‚ De Lille urged Capetonians to harvest as much rainfall as possible.

TEMPO.CO, Cape Town - South African tourist base Cape Town and surrounding areas were hit by the worst winter storm in 30 years.

While Cape Town badly needs rain following the worst drought on record, the downpour will only marginally alleviate water shortages, city authorities said.

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The City also urges residents that where possible, to use suitable containers to capture rainwater, which is ideal for flushing toilets.

Radio station Magic reported on Twitter: "This storm has affected the link between our studio and transmitter so we are not on MW 828 but we are streaming via http://www.magic828.co.za".

According to the South Africa Weather Services (SAWS) forecaster Puseletso Mofokeng, residents can expect snowfall later this afternoon until tomorrow morning, while the cold weather will continue throughout the week.

Schools and universities have had to shut, roofs were blown off and shelters have been opened for those left destitute.

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"Residents living in informal settlements will probably be the hardest hit", Charlotte Powell, Cape Town city's disaster management spokeswoman said.

Western Cape Disaster Management spokesman James-Brent Styan said flying debris had caused many injuries.

In a statement on Tuesday, Western Cape education department head Brian Schreuder said the decision was taken in the best interests of pupil and teacher safety.

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