Assessment of damage to storm-hit Overberg nearly complete - dept

The Western Cape Environmental Affairs Department said that private property owners were hardest hit, especially in the agricultural sector, where large areas of crops have been lost.

Struisbaai and surrounding areas in the Western Cape experienced heavy rain and flooding on 5 May 2021. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Officials will continue to assess damages in the Overberg area following a storm nine days ago.

The Western Cape Environmental Affairs Department said that private property owners were hardest hit, especially in the agricultural sector, where large areas of crops have been lost.

Overberg, Cape Winelands hit hardest by storm - WC Disaster Management Dept

Public road infrastructure was significantly affected.

Spokesperson James-Brent Styan said assessments were nearly complete.

“Assessments will continue and repairs will be done where possible. There are a few roads that remain closed due to localised flooding,” he said.

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