The City of Cape Town is continuing with clean up operations throughout Friday, July 2, after heavy rains affected many parts of the Mother City this past week.
Informal settlements in Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Philippi, Mfuleni, Langa, Masiphumelele, Strand and Hout Bay were badly affected by the severe weather conditions as many homes were flooded with water.
As reported by SABC, Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell indicated that her organisation will continue to assess areas that were affected.
“Some formal residential areas to have been affected in Belmont Park in Kraaifontein, Goedmond in Durbanville and Sonstraal Heights in Brackenfell. The Vygieskraal canal has overflowed, resulting in flooding in the Vygieskraal and Hadijie Ebrahim informal settlements,” Powell was quoted as saying.
Powell added that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health risks involved, the COCT is unable to provide emergency sheltering at some community facilities.