GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT NEWS - Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Cape Town Weather Office.
Rainfall and localised flooding
Heavy rainfall and localised flooding is expected in the Garden Route District from late Tuesday afternoon (12 November) into Wednesday morning (13 November).
Heavy rainfall and localised flooding is also expected in places over the Overberg District, Breede Valley and Langeberg municipalities.
Precautions: Flooding | heavy rain
If possible, stay indoors and off roads, avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles. If trapped in flooding in a vehicle, abandon it and climb to higher ground.
In buildings, move valuables to a safe place above the expected flood level. Switch off electricity at the supply point to the building. In rural areas, protect/relocate animals to a safe place on higher ground.
Abandon your home immediately if evacuation is recommended, before access is cut off by flood water.
Never drive on a road covered by water. You do not know how deep it is or if the road has been washed away. If the vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
Be especially cautious at night when it's harder to recognise flood dangers.
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