- Jul 5, 2009
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Chopping off the anchor roots lifting the paving and tar in the parking area has no effect I suppose?Poor/no tree pruning by COCT making them top heavy and Bob's your uncle.
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It's what happened to a poor old tree here in Paarl some time ago. Poor maintenance and it fell in the main road.Chopping off the anchor roots lifting the paving and tar in the parking area has no effect I suppose?
Cant draw simple conclusions to apportion blame for things like this.
500m walk from my flat.Corner of Harfield Village / Kenilworth. Rosmead avenue.
Various storm damage so far:Marine forecaster and Wavescapes founder Steve Pike told News24 on Saturday that residents could expect to see massive swells on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. He estimated waves of around nine to 12 meters (30 to 40 foot), and some as high as 18 meters (60 foot) in certain areas.
"The storm behind the swell is a million square miles of wind. It's double the size of South Africa and it's coming right onto us," he said.
Because of this, the waves are likely to be of immense power and size. Pike suggested that ships or boats take shelter before conditions peak overnight.
Wet onshore too:Cape Town's disaster risk management centre spokesperson, Charlotte Powell, said three dwellings were destroyed when a large tree was uprooted in Victoria Lodge informal settlement in Southfield.
"Two structures were damaged in Lotus Park, Gugulethu, also due to a tree that was uprooted. More large trees were uprooted across the City in the following areas: Wynberg , Plumstead, Fish Hoek and Retreat. These incidents are being attended to by the recreation and parks department. Power outages were experienced in Philippi, Steenberg, Fish Hoek, Kensington, Hout Bay Plumstead and Gugulethu. The electricity department will attend to all reported outages. Various roads across the city were flooded and these are being attended to by the transport directorate," Powell said.