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Thousands affected by Cape weather

Disaster teams remain on high alert after assisting nearly 10,000 people.

Disaster teams remain on high alert after assisting nearly 10,000 people in Cape Town during a cold snap.

CAPE TOWN - As severe weather lashes the Cape peninsula, disaster officials remain on high alert.

A cold front has brought with it heavy rain and strong winds raising fears of more flooding in some areas including informal settlements.

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said nearly 10,000 people affected by the cold front have been assisted.

Nearly 2000 households, mainly situated in informal settlements, have already been flooded.

The persistent rain is only expected to clear by Friday.

Weather forecaster Kate Turner said, "A warning has been issued for more heavy rain over the Cape metropolitan, western and south western parts of the Cape winelands from tomorrow."

Gale force winds have also been forecasted between Cape Point and Plettenberg Bay.

The management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said, "Disaster teams will remain on high alert for the remainder of the week as more heavy rain is expected."

He added that if anyone needed any assistance, they should call report it to the call centre on 0860 10 30 89.

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