From drought to heavy storm: At least 8 killed as heavy winds and rain lash Cape Town
A storm left the streets of the South African city of Cape Town under water and covered in mud and silt, Wednesday. At least 8 people were killed, and thousands were left homeless, in what has been described as the worst winter storm to hit the country in 30 years. Cars scrambled to find their way around the flooded streets, while a number of passers-by stood by Cape Town’s beach road to capture photographs of the high waves. The storm came 2 weeks after the region declared severe droughts.
Airplane footage shows devastating Knysna fire from above
Knysna residents share their ordeals
Western Cape 8 June 2017 – The wildfires in Knysna have caused massive destruction, leaving thousands of people displaced. eNCA reporter Jody Jacobs speaks to residents.
Gift of the Givers reach out to Knysna fire victims
Western Cape, 07 June 2017 – Gift of the Givers is lending a helping hand to the victims of the Knysna fires. The organisation’s founder Dr Imitiaz Sooliman spoke to eNCA via Skype.
Knysna on fire
People from Belvedere, Brenton-on-Sea and Knysna Heights have evacuated their homes and are gathering at Knysna Yacht Club. According to Knysna-Plett Editor, Elaine King, who also had to evacuate her home, there are more than 100 people seeking shelter at the yacht club and more are streaming in.
Donations pour in for Knysna fire disaster
Fires tear through Knysna as residents are evacuated