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CT floods: Mop-up operations underway

The council says an estimated 20,000 people have been affected by bad weather in the Mother City.

FILE: The council says an estimated 20,000 people have been affected by bad weather in the Mother City. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Mop up operations are underway following localised flooding in areas, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.

The municipality says an estimated 20,000 people have been affected by flooding, 8,000 of which live in informal settlements.

Severe weather lashed the city over the past week.

The council says Khayelitsha has been hard hit by flooding, resulting in around 7,000 residents losing their homes.

Other areas affected include, Strand, Delft, Philippi and Lotus River.

The City of Cape Town has provided hundreds of meals, blankets, mattresses and food hampers to affected locals.

Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says officials are keeping a close eye on the situation.