The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre announced on Thursday that electricity had been restored to 90% of areas across the Metropole that experienced outages due to the storm that battered the city this week.
The storm believed to be the worst in 30 years, brought with it torrential rain and gale force winds gusting at up to 100km per hour resulting in eight fatalities, countless uprooted trees and damage to properties. Thousands of people were also displaced due to flooding.
Disaster Risk Management’s Charlotte Powell said roofs were blown off homes in Mitchells Plain, Lavender Hill, Ottery, Delft, Phillipi and Nyanga.
Despite the devastating effect of the storm, the WCDM together with the electricity department worked sleeplessly to light up the City again.