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Roofs blown off, trees uprooted, roads closed as storm hits Cape Town

Roofs blown off, trees uprooted, roads closed as storm hits Cape Town

A strong cold front is lashing Cape Town and other parts of the Western Cape, after the SA Weather Service issued a severe weather warning for flash flooding, hail, and gale force winds.

Residents of Cape Town are being urged to avoid the roads, if possible.

Rain and strong winds are battering the city.

Emergency shelters are on standby as a vicious storm lashes the Western Cape.

Several people have been displaced in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, where the roofs of some homes have blown off.

Displaced people are being housed at a school in Maitland.

In Lavender Hill, two people have been injured.

Roofs also blew off homes in Strand, Kalkfontein, Delft and Mfuleni.

Trees were uprooted in Durbanville and in Plumstead a tree landed on a block of flats.

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