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More affected by severe CT weather

Bad weather in the WC has left many homeless, flooded roads and claimed the life of a vagrant.

A second cold front is expected after bad weather left many homeless, flooded roads and claimed the life of a vagrant. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Disaster Risk Management says it's bracing itself for yet another severe cold front.

Heavy downpours this week left about 600 roads flooded across the metropole while around 1,300 homes were left without electricity due to strong winds.

Disaster Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said, "This has a huge impact on the city's operations and particularly affects those living in low-lying areas."

Flooding was reported in some areas, including Paarl, where residents living near the Berg River were evacuated from their homes.

Disaster Management's Charlotte Powell said thousands of informal settlement residents in the province have been affected.

"The city's community halls have been made available to provide emergency shelter to residents who have been affected by the floods."

Earlier on Wednesday, police found two unresponsive men huddled under wet cardboard boxes on the Main Road in Kuilsriver and flagged down a passing ambulance.

Emergency personnel found one of the men already dead and the second is now in a critical condition at the Tygerberg Hospital.

ER24's Vanessa Jackson said, "We believe that these guys were vagrants. If anyone sees these guys they should try giving them a blanket or something warm to eat."

The weather is expected to clear up by Sunday.

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