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Cape Town winter

As the chilly and wet winter season approaches, it’s time to prepare ourselves for the unique challenges and delights that it brings.

From the brisk air to the rain-soaked streets, Cape Town winter demands our attention and readiness. Here, we explore practical tips to help you navigate the winter months with ease. From maintaining your home and business’ functionality to prioritising safety on the roads, these essential suggestions will ensure you’re well-prepared to go with the flow this winter. Let’s dive in and discover how to make the most of the wet season while keeping everything running smoothly.

Cape Town winter readiness tips

​​Are you prepared to embrace the winter flow?

Keep your gutters in top shape by ensuring they are undamaged, securely attached to your building, and free of any branches.

Don't let the winter darkness get the best of you. Check your outdoor lights to make sure they are waterproof, functioning properly, and free from any obstructions.

Give your trees some TLC by trimming any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. This will help prevent breakage during storms.

Stay safe and prevent slips by adding doormats, anti-slip coatings, and slip grip strips to stairs and slippery tiles.

Maintain clear visibility by cleaning the lenses of your cameras. Dust particles can create a muddy mess when it rains.

Ensure your vehicles are roadworthy and reliable. Check the headlights, rear and brake lights, tyre tread and wipers to keep your employees safe and punctual.

Promote pedestrian safety by encouraging your staff to wear bright reflective clothing and to slow down while driving.

Report any instances of flooding or blocked drains to www.capetown.gov.za/servicerequests or the Call Centre on 0860 103 089. Power outages can be reported via SMS to 31220 or email power@capetown.gov.za. In case of emergencies, dial 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 from a cell phone to reach the Public Emergency Communication Centre.
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