Friday, 26th December. Rough Seas and some flooding – extreme caution for bathers and boaters is urged:
Rough sea conditions during spring high tide in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 26th December) caused some flood damage to some roads, and to some houses, CoCT Disaster Risk Management evacuated a camping site at Silverstroomstrand.
In some cases debris, kelp and flotsam washed onto some beaches and over some roads along parts of the West Coast and a part of the False Bay Coast.
City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management conducted mopping up operations where areas were affected and relocated to higher ground affected campers at a camp site in Silverstroomstrand.
Areas along the coast that were affected by rough seas during the early hours of this morning, were Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Hout Bay, Kleinbaai, part of Bloubergstrand, Derde Steen, Tweede Steen, Riebeekstrand, Silverstroomstrand – on the West Coast and parts of Baden Powell Drive – on the False Bay Coast which has been temporarily closed by authorities due to debris and sea sand washed onto the road and cleaning operations are underway by the City of Cape Town authorities to reopen Baden Powell Drive.
NSRI, Lifeguards and the Emergency Services have been placed on high alert today.
Rough sea conditions will persist today between Cape Columbine and Plettenberg Bay and with high tide at around 18h00 this evening extreme caution is advised to bathers and boaters around the coast for the duration of today.
Strong rip currents can be expected around the coast.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE.