Close to 10,000 people in South Africa have been
displaced after massive wildfires that are being aided by the strongest winter
storm in recent years.
Cape Town has been inundated by flooding rain
while southern areas are contending with winds gusting to 100 km/h.
On Wednesday, 20 suburbs of Knysna were destroyed
by the flames. A government official said that at least 300 structures have
been totally destroyed.
Conditions will calm somewhat Friday as winds
begin to subside.
The relief will be short lived however as gusty
winds will return on Saturday.
The country has been dealing with water shortages
for two years now.
#KnysnaFire Satellite scans from @MerakaAFIS show the fires extent currently and over the last 48 hours. Some areas seems to be burning less pic.twitter.com/mEyVpnyjFe— VWS Wildfires (@vwsfires) June 8, 2017
#KnysnaFire Satellite scans from @MerakaAFIS show the fires extent currently and over the last 48 hours. Some areas seems to be burning less pic.twitter.com/mEyVpnyjFe
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