The City of Cape Town says its teams continue to assess the impact caused by storm surge.

The high tides and rough sea conditions created devastation in some coastal towns over the weekend.

A number of cars and properties were damaged.

City bosses received reports of rough seas in the Gordon’s Bay and Kalk Bay areas.

In the Garden Route, the storm surge claimed the life of a pensioner in Wilderness, outside George.

A 93-year-old female lost her life after she was apparently swept off her feet by a wave that penetrated a car park causing cars to be swept with that storm surge.

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management’s Sonica Lategan said, “Initial assessments indicated damage to garage doors of eight properties in the Bikini Beach area of Gordon’s Bay, as well as sand and debris across the affected areas. The City’s Solid Waste department started with clean-up operations in Bikini Beach, while Traffic Services and Law Enforcement assisted with road closures. Reports of damages to the St. James tidal pool have been received with excessive sand and rocks being deposited in the passenger tunnels. No injuries or deaths have been reported”.