Parts of Cape Town flooded after heavy rains

The long awaited winter rains have finally arrived in Cape Town.

But while some are celebrating, those in informal settlements and low-lying areas are faced with the aftermath -flooding.

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre said multiple roads were flooded across the city.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says teams have been sent out to assist in affected areas.

CapeTalk listeners shared their pictures showing how the overnight heavy rains affected them.

Read: Disaster risk teams on standby as WC braces for heavy downpours

Listen as Mayor Patricia de Lille explains what the city is doing to prevent flooding:


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