The City of Cape Town has issued a mudslide warning to residents living in the areas that were devastated by the mountain fires in March.
The warning comes ahead of the heavy rains predicted for the Cape Peninsula this week.
"Over the past eight weeks, the City has put in a tremendous effort to limit the impact of possible mudslides in the Southern Peninsula, following the devastating fires that raged on the mountains in this area in March. While this preventative work is still ongoing, the City wants to urge residents to also do their part in protecting their private properties," the City of Cape Town said in a statement.
"To date, Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, has spent over R2-million on preventative measures in the Southern Peninsula, with another million to be spent by the end of this month. We are trying our best to limit the possibility of damaging mudslides, but residents in this part of the city must also take action," the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Brett Herron said in an ANA report.
Herron said that the city would be monitoring the areas that had been damaged by the fires throughout the winter.
"I want to assure our residents that throughout winter we will continue to monitor and analyse the areas that were damaged by the mountain fires. We will ensure that blockages in the stormwater system are cleared as soon as practically possible and, if needed, we will also implement additional measures during the rainy season," said Herron.