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City officials handing out flood kits at informal settlements

The City of Cape Town has deployed various teams to tackle the damage caused by winds and heavy rains.

The Roads and Stormwater team is responding to calls about flooded roads across the metro, according to the City's JP Smith.

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At least 500 structures have been affected so far. Smith says officials are handing out flood kits at informal settlements.

Philippi, Nyanga, Langa, Strand, Strandfontein, Kensington, Khayelitsha and Atlantis have all been affected by the harsh weather.

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Smith says Thursday's rainfall has resulted in the most significant flooding so far this winter.

The City's Informal Settlements department is doing assessments. We haven't had to activate emergency shelter yet.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

Fierce winds over night resulted in power outages due to lines that were cut out in Bridgetown. Technicians are attending to the lines.

Meanwhile trees were uprooted in Kenilworth, Parow Industria and Goodwood. The Recreation and Parks Department is continuing its clean up operation there.

Take a listen to the City's assessment:


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