The Western Cape has been affected by at least three major disasters (natural, environmental and biological). Further to the impact of the continuing drought, a severe winter storm struck Cape Town and surrounding areas over the period 6 – 8 June 2017. During the same period, a huge fire erupted in the Eden District, specifically in the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay area between, 8 and 11 June 2017. In addition, this appropriation also responds to the partial destruction (fire) of the Swartland Hospital and equipment. These disasters impacted the communities and key public infrastructure in the affected areas.