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Khayelitsha daycare centre ruined by Cape rain

Children at Lisak-Hanya Educare Centre will not be coming to school today.

Heavy rains flooded roads across Cape Town on 8 July 2012. Picture Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - While Disaster Management Officials keep a close eye on the weather today, a Khayelitsha Daycare Centre has been forced to close for the day due to the weekend downpours.

Children at Lisak-Hanya Educare Centre will not be going to school today.

The owner of the facility says it is likely she may look after them at home until their shack is dry.

As residents make their way to work, those who are staying behind are hoping for a break from the rain.

One resident says it is going to be a long day for them.

Residents had to cover themselves with plastic sheeting the entire weekend as water seeped through their roofs.