Millions needed to fix storm damage in W Cape

Many of Arniston's gravel roads have also been damaged. (Gallo)

Many of Arniston's gravel roads have also been damaged. (Gallo)

Arniston councillor Eve Marthinus told the Cape Times on Tuesday that the wind and rain was so severe she feared no houses in the Overberg town would be left unscathed.

She said many of Arniston's gravel roads were also damaged.

As the storm started to gain strength on Friday night, emergency services opened culverts to allow storm water to flow away, emptied the contents of septic tanks before they were flooded and pumped water from low-lying areas.

According to the report, campers at the Waenhuiskrans campsite, close to the sea, were hit by the storm.

"It was quite serious. All the tents got blown over and flooded on Friday night and all their stuff got wet," campsite manager Angeline Prince said.

Cape Agulhas municipality spokesperson Anneleen Vorster, however, said that despite the town being waterlogged and muddy, no injuries were reported or property severely damaged. – Sapa