Cape Town residents,were all hyped up over a message making the rounds on social media saying that a hurricane-type storm is heading for the city but rest assured it was nothing but a hoax

“The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre is aware of a message doing the rounds on social media, warning of a hurricane-type storm heading our way. Please note that this is a hoax,” the City of Cape Town said in a statement on Tuesday.

The fake message warned residents : A “hurricane type storm” set to hit the city on Tuesday night with details such as 80mm of rain to fall in 24 hours and heavy snowfall in higher regions.

It also said there were flash floods expected in low lying and flat areas and wind speeds between 100 – 140 km/h.

The message went on to say: “Citizens are urged to prepare for the storm by moving any loose furniture indoors and bring any pets inside. Evacuation plans have been set out for several areas and the South African air force is on standby from 10pm onwards. Citizens are also urged to remain indoors as much as possible and to clear away from any dead or burnt trees that may fall during the storm.”

Citizens of Cape Town please take not the same message was sent around earlier in June, causing panic among residents, CapeTalk reported at the time.

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