Santam advises Cape Town residents on severe weather warning

3 min read 05 May 2021

Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, has cautioned Cape Town residents to be careful and to exercise extreme vigilance in the wake of the severe weather conditions predicted for the city and the surrounding areas over the coming days.     

The SA Weather Service (Saws) has issued a weather warning that an intense cold front with strong to gale force winds, rain and rough seas will arrive on Wednesday.

“Being as prepared as possible, especially as we get ready for further winter rainfall, will help prevent flooding damaging your property or even decreasing the risk of a flood-related car accident,” Marius Neethling, Personal Lines Underwriting Manager at Santam said.

Santam has offered the following tips to motorists and homeowners ahead of the expected heavy rains this week.

Precautions for motorists:

Precautions for home owners:

Last-minute measures homeowners can take if water levels rise

In the event of flooding

Practical steps to avoid future damage from flood water

Santam policyholders are reminded that they can call the 24/7 claims and emergency helpline 0860 505 911 or lodge a query via the Santam client site or Santam app.