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Downpours and gales wreak havoc across Western Cape over the heritage weekend

Intense rainfall during a storm in the Western Cape generated devastation overnight on Sunday, 25 September, wreaking havoc on homes, roads, and infrastructure.
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This comes after the South African Weather Service issued a Level 9 warning on Sunday, indicating that the impact of the bad weather would be severe.

Extensive flooding, thunderstorms, gale-force winds and rough seas lashed the Western Cape. While the Gift of the Givers delivered some relief, many residents were left drenched, their homes swamped. This was the second heavy storm to hit the Western Cape in a week.

Read the full article by Samane Jnr Marks and Jim Mohlala at Daily Maverick.

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