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Thousands affected by heavy CT rains

More than 8,000 informal settlement residents have been affected by the heavy rain.

Heavy rain and strong winds lashed the Cape Peninsula over the weekend. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Mop up operations will resume today after severe weather brought havoc across Cape Town over the weekend.

Heavy rain and strong winds lashed the Peninsula, affecting thousands of people.

The City of Cape Town has provided hundreds of meals, blankets, mattresses and food hampers to residents harmed by the harsh weather conditions.

More than 8,000 informal settlement residents have been affected.

Khayelitsha has been the hardest hit, with around 7,000 flood victims while some of the other affected areas include Strand, Delft, Philippi and Lotus River.

The city says it will remain on high alert today, as local rivers have reached capacity.

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