GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT NEWS - The Cape Town Weather Office has issued the following severe weather alert:
A gale force (62-70km/h) westerly wind is expected between Stilbaai and Plettenberg Bay on Saturday 29 August from the morning until the evening.
Description: Strong damaging winds
Strong damaging winds often occur along coastal regions, but also often occur during thunderstorm activity. These winds are sudden and can cause much damage.
Stay indoors where possible away from the windows that open towards the severe winds. Be aware of the following: – sudden cross winds if traveling especially between buildings, fallen trees or power lines and flying debris.
Small boats must stay away from the open sea and seek the shelter of a harbour, river estuary or protected bay.
Parked aircraft should be pointed into the direction of the wind and secured.
Listen to the radio or TV for warnings and obey the instructions from disaster management officers.
Report any severe weather related incidents to the Garden Route Disaster Management Centre at 044 805 5071.
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