There are still areas in the Western Cape without electricity due to the recent storm.

Eskom says its technicians are working to restore power to numerous affected towns.

The estimated time for the restoration of the electricity supply to affected areas has not yet been determined.

Eskom’s Kyle Cookson says the amount of faults due to the storm – has left a significant backlog.

“Technicians are attending to the faults, but it should be noted that the amount of faults due to the storms has left a significant backlog that our response teams are working through. Eskom urges customers to remain patient and expect prolonged periods without electricity supply”.

Premier Alan Winde says he’s concerned and is urging Eskom to utilise all available resources to immediately restore electricity to all affected areas.

Heavy rains and strong winds impacted areas in municipalities in Stellenbosch, Drakenstein, the West Coast, Southern Cape and the Cape Town metro… damaging homes and other structures.

Officials from the provincial Infrastructure department are assessing the impact on housing.

Winde says the department’s also closely communicating with the National Human Settlements Department – to have fire kits delivered to informal settlements that were ravaged by fires over the weekend.

He says all disaster management officials have been working around the clock and will remain on high alert.