10,000 Displaced by South Africa Wildfire

Posted by on Friday, June 9, 2017
White and Brown High Rise Building Near Body of Water

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.

The Team

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