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Khayelitsha homes still flooded

The council has provided hundreds of meals, blankets and mattresses to affected locals.

FILE: The City of Cape Town is conduction a series of mop up operations in areas most affected by heavy rain.

CAPE TOWN - A number of residents in Khayelitsha are still trying to dry their homes after severe rain in Cape Town at the weekend.

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

Despite the weather clearing up, people at Khayelitsha Site B continued removing water from their shacks.

Alakhe Hem, the mother of a five-month old baby, says her child's asthma flares up when they sleep under wet bedding.

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

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

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