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Risks and impacts of flooding

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1

List any three ways in which the City’s Major Flooding and Storms Plan hopes to reduce the risk of flooding in winter:

2

List any three areas in Cape Town that are likely to experience flooding in winter:

3

What role does the South African Weather Service play in the City’s emergency plan?

4

In the event of a serious flood, list any five things (materials or services) that the City’s emergency response team provides for the victims:

5

Who should you phone to report a blocked stormwater drain? Department:

Number:

6

How many informal homes are affected by flooding in an average year in Cape Town?

50

500

5 000

50 000

7

Explain in your own words how keeping storm-water drains clean can help to reduce the risk of flooding:

8

When disaster strikes, list five steps that the area disaster team takes to assist victims:

9

In addition to possible flood damage, what other risks do people who live in seasonal wetlands face:

10 How can conserving and restoring wetlands help to reduce the risk of flooding?

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