SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - The Cape Town Weather Office has issued severe weather alerts.
An intense cut-off low is expected to affect the Western Cape on Sunday into Monday.
The public is advised that heavy rain and flooding is expected over the Garden Route and Overberg District.
Strong to gale force winds are also expected along the south and south-western coastal areas on Sunday into Monday.
Report any incidents to the Garden Route District Municipality Emergency Call Centre: 044 805 5071.
PRECAUTIONS: Flooding / heavy rain
If possible stay indoors and off the 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 recognize flood dangers. Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.
PRECAUTIONS: Strong damaging winds
Stay indoors where possible away from the windows that open towards the severe winds. Be aware of the following: - sudden cross winds if traveling especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris.
Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.
Parked aircraft should be pointed into the direction of the wind and secured.
Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.
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