The City of Cape Town has assisted more than 15 000 people so far affected by the heavy rains and gale force winds that have been lashing parts of the Western Cape since the start of the week.
The storm has left localised flooding in some areas, affecting informal settlements the most, explains the City's Charlotte Powell.
Our biggest concern is those living in informal settlements across the City, who are the most vulnerable.— Charlotte Powell, Head of Public Awareness at the Disaster Risk Management Centre
Powell says that residents in Langa, Gugulethu, Imizamo Yethu, Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha and Strand have bit hit the hardest by the harsh weather conditions.
She explains that the City's Disaster Risk Management officials have collaborated with NGO partners to supply residents with material relief such as blankets, hot meals and flood kits.
TO DONATE OR ASSIST, CONTACT THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN'S FOLLOWING NGO PARTNERS:
- The SA Red Cross Society on 021 797 5360.
- The Mustadifin Foundation on 021 633 0010 or 021 633 0060.
- The Salvation Army on 021 761 8530/1/2/3/4/5.
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