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Monday, July 9, 2012

More Extreme worldwide weather - Floods and drought in US, Floods in Capetown, South Africa

July 9, 2012 – AFRICA Heavy rains in Cape Town on Sunday flooded roads and houses and caused the Liesbeek River to burst its banks, and there were “extreme weather” warnings of bitter cold over much of the country. The M3 was flooded where the road dips near UCT, and traffic was backed up as motorists slowed down to plough through the muddy waters. Many shacks on the Cape Flats were flooded and the city council and charity organizations provided hot meals, blankets and plastic sheeting to about 350 families. The SA Weather Service said on Sunday’s cold front had been particularly strong, adding that the cold, wet weather was here to stay for the next few days. 

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