How to Prepare Yourself for a Flood or Landslide
A flood occurs when there is a rise in the water level in a specific area until there is too much water for that area to absorb. Floods can be caused by too much rain, blocked rivers and streams, weakened dam walls or storm surges (waves driven ashore by strong winds).
Urban flooding is caused by a lack of drainage. Heavy rain can cause flooding when the city's sewerage system and draining canals are not big enough to drain the rainwater.
What Should I do During a Flood?
What Should I do after the Flood?
You Can Lessen the Flood and Landslide Risk by:
If there is a risk of a flood or mud flowing to your property, use a different path through the property that will cause the least damage (such as a pathway or stairs) and use sandbags to try and confine the flow to that route.
You can contact these emergency numbers:
For more information you can visit the City of Cape Town website.
These facility categories: