WATCH Severe Flooding in the Southern Cape
WATCH Severe Flooding in the Southern Cape. Photo: Gift of the Givers

The Gift of the Givers says its teams are preparing for a “full intervention” as parts of the Southern Cape – including George, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas – are facing severe flooding after a flash flood.

The Western Cape’s Premier Alan Winde says: “The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is supporting the response to the ongoing storm in the Southern Cape and the Garden Route JOC (Joint Operations Centre) was activated early this morning.

“We are urging people living and travelling in affected regions to be aware of the weather conditions and to limit travelling and being outdoors as much as possible. We will keep you updated.”

The heavy rains in the southern Cape are predicted to continue with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) warning of widespread showers and thundershowers across most parts of South Africa until Tuesday.

WATCH VIDEO: Floods in George, Outeniqua Mountains, Southern Cape

The George municipality is pleading with residents to stay indoors if possible:

UPDATE: Gift of the Givers partners with the SAPS to help flood victims on the Garden Route