De Handelspost’s roof blew off.
An unexpected wind storm wreaked havoc in Hartbeespoort, Brits and the surrounding areas. Roofs were blown off, trees were uprooted, walls collapsed and electricity poles fell over.
Hartbeespoort and the surrounding areas are currently without electricity. The outage is widespread. The storm caused a lot of damage to Tshwane, Eskom and Madibeng infrastructure and the outage may last for an indefinite time.
A storm warning circulated around 21:00 on Tuesday night warning of an eastbound storm heading from Rustenburg to Pretoria. Soon after gale force winds hit the area.
In Hartbeespoort, De Handelspost centre’s roof blew off, as well as the centre on Beethoven Road at Silkaatsnek. In Brits, numerous homes’ roofs blew off, Brits High School’s gate was torn off, and trees were uprooted blocking roads.
Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) was badly hit by the storm. Two trees were uprooted and two roofs blew off. HAWS requests that visitors do not visit the kennels until further notice. If residents can offer any assistance, it would be appreciated. Please call 076 455 0322.
The cafe in Beethoven lost its roof.
Walls collapsed in Hartbeespoort