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cape town flooding alert

Updated on 6 June 2019


Parts of Cape Town have been flooded after heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

On Wednesday morning, some roads in the city were inaccessible. More flooding is

expected Thursday as another cold front will pass over the metropole with rainfall that will

lead to more localized flooding, particularly in areas where flooding has already occurred.

Possible Effects:

  • Flooding in low-laying areas

  • Downed trees

  • Power outages

  • Possible road closures, detours, and travel delays

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Heed any evacuation orders

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Check with airlines for possible flight delays or cancellations

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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