Houses and roads damaged by rough seas
Some coastal roads and houses have been damaged and a camping site was evacuated because of rough seas early this morning, 26 December 2014, according to NSRI.
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 Silverstroomstrand camp site.
This is because of the Spring high tide. Areas along the coast that were affected by rough seas 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. 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.
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