Most of the Eastern and Western Cape’s beaches were closed over the weekend as storms wrecked havoc across the two provinces.
Stationary vehicles were swept away by the water and homes and businesses close to beaches were flooded.
The areas hit the worst include Mossel Bay, Stilbaai, Gordon’s Bay, Three Anchor Bay and Mangolds Pool Resort.
Alerts were sent out by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) warning residents to be careful while it was assessing the damage caused by the high tide waves.
“Our disaster management officials are currently out to do assessments.”
With most of the destruction happening on Saturday, heavy sea swells and gale-force winds were still battering parts of the coastline in both provinces.
News24 reports that NSRI spokesperson Craig Labinon said various law enforcement agencies were deployed to Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay, where “a number of vehicles were threatened” by the spring high tide.
Although damage to cars, homes and businesses were reported, no injuries have been reported so far.
The NSRI cautioned residents to be careful around inland rivers, lakes and dams as well as the massive spring tide waves could have an impact on those areas too.
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