The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says the storms lashing the province have caused extensive damage to St. Marks Primary School in Prince Albert in the Karoo District Municipality.
At St. Marks the roof of the library has been blown off and all contents, including computers, books, and shelving destroyed.
Some toilets in the school have also been damaged, a classroom next to the library was also partially damaged.
The party says it received information that there is also a lot of water damage at the school rendering it unsafe for learners and teachers.
The winter storms that have made landfall in the Western Cape continues to leave a trail of damage across large parts of the province.
Spokesperson for the provincial Ministry of Local Government James Brent-Styan says multiple structures have been damaged with roofs blown off and trees fallen over.
He says there has also been damage to electricity infrastructure and localized flooding in some low-lying areas.
Brent-Styan says, “There has been no reports to the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre of fatalities, injuries or missing persons as a result of the latest storm. We hope this will continue to be the case. We urge the public to continue to limit movement. Stay away from beaches and promenades and other waterways as much as possible. Conditions along the coastal areas are expected to continue to be quite risky.”