SANDF called in to fight Knysna fire as thousand evacuated

Cape Town authorities to begin mop up operations following severe storm

Snow in western parts of SA and cold front in Gauteng welcomes winter

 

SANDF called in to fight Knysna fire as thousand evacuated

 

Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated from Knysna as a result of runaway fires in the area.

 

Evacuations have been carried out in several areas including Brenton, Belvedere and Knysna Heights.

 

Three people have died as a result of the blaze.

 

Officials have described the Knysna fire as the largest and most destructive fire in a built-up area in recent years.

 

The SANDF has been roped in to the area on Thursday morning to assist in quelling the fire.

 

http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/08/thousands-evacuated-as-knysna-fire-runs-wild

 

Cape Town authorities to begin mop up operations following severe storm

 

Authorities will begin mop-up operations on Thursday following a severe storm across the peninsula.

 

Five people died as a result of the storm and more than 2,000 people have been displaced.

 

Heavy rain and gale force winds had Capetonians running for cover.

 

Fishing vessels were confined to the harbour as the storm brought rough seas and heavy swells of up to 12m.

 

Many of the residents affected found refuge in community halls and shelters for the homeless were at capacity.

 

Authorities say they will continue to monitor the coast and informal settlements.

 

http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/08/authorities-in-cape-town-to-begin-mop-up-operations-following-severe-storm

 

Snow in western parts of SA and cold front in Gauteng welcomes winter

 

After the full impact of the expected storm being experienced across the Western Cape on Wednesday – including gale force winds, storm surge, high seas, a downpour and snow – South Africans can brace themselves for an icy cold few days across the country.

 

SA Weather Service warns that disruptive snowfalls are expected over the southern high ground of the Northern Cape and the mountainous region of the Cape Winelands in the morning.

 

With a cold front making its way to Gauteng on Thursday, South Africa has officially welcomed winter.

 

http://www.traveller24.com/News/WeatherUpdate/weather-update-snow-in-western-parts-of-sa-cold-front-in-gauteng-welcomes-winter-20170607

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