Overstrand Municipality, working with all relevant stakeholders, is geared up to deal with incidents of possible disaster as heavy rainfall and abnormal strong winds are expected later tonight.
All emergency services, including Fire and Disaster Management, as well as the offices of all area managers, are working together on contingency plans ahead of tonight’s storm.
Additional staff is also on standby to support/assist where possible and needed.
Loud hailing in all informal settlements will start shortly, and SMS texts alerts will notify residents of expected gale force winds and heavy rainfall.
All community halls across the Overstrand area will made available where necessary, “but it will be best to co-ordinate from one central point, therefore all affected community members can contact our emergency control room at 028 312 2400. We will then co-ordinate which community halls to open,” confirmed Marlu Rust, Assistant Chief: Overstrand Fire & Disaster Management.
“The emergency control will co-ordinate, direct and support during emergencies as well as organise, control, and co-ordinate response to meet needs during the incident” he added.
Important telephone numbers:
Fire & Rescue & Disaster Management Emergencies 028 312 2400
Overstrand Municipality's 24 hour Emergency Control Room 028 313 8000 / 8111
Overstrand Switchboard (all hours) 028 313 8000
Day to day law enforcement complaints 028 313 8980
General enquiries and switchboards during office hours (07:45 – 16:30) for the different administrations
Hermanus 028 313 8000
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Stanford 028 341 8500