You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Some homes, roads flooded after heavy rain in CT

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2019-06-05 Kaylynn Palm

a bed in a room: A Manenberg home was flooded after heavy rain in Cape Town. Homes in other areas on the Cape Flats were also flooded. © supplied A Manenberg home was flooded after heavy rain in Cape Town. Homes in other areas on the Cape Flats were also flooded. CAPE TOWN - Heavy rain has flooded homes and roads across Cape Town.

The winter rain arrived with a vengeance on Tuesday, keeping disaster management teams busy. The South African Weather Service issued an alert about heavy rain and strong winds this week and it’s expected to continue on Wednesday.

Click here for your local weather update

Some Manenberg residents spent hours trying to bail water out of their houses. Liezel Solomons said that her mother’s home was waterlogged from the kitchen to the bedrooms, forcing the family to wade through knee-deep water in their own home.

A flooded bedroom in Manenberg, Cape Town, following heavy rain on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. © Supplied A flooded bedroom in Manenberg, Cape Town, following heavy rain on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. Solomons said the biggest irony was that her mother lived in the exact spot where the Manenberg tornado caused havoc and destruction more than a decade ago.

Bonteheuwel resident Tammy Roberts said her home was also flooded. Roberts shared concerns about going to work amid the flooding.

The heavy rain also caused havoc in traffic on Tuesday afternoon and evening, forcing commuters to spend hours longer than usual in peak hour traffic. Thousands of commuters also had to wait in the cold at the Cape Town taxi rank.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

From the archive: KZN hit with intense rain and deadly mudslides, floods (Provided by MSN) 

More from Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon