South Africa slammed by widespread flooding

STORY: The storm's impact on informal housing in the province is expected to be vast, according to Western Cape media liaison officer Regan Thaw.

The local government has referred to the storm as a "disaster," suggesting that the full extent of the damage will only become apparent once the storm has subsided.

The South African Weather Service has issued a "Orange level 9" warning, indicating the possibility of further flooding as the weather system moves east across South Africa.