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Bad CT weather affects 14,000

A cold front has hit the Western Cape since Thursday bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

FILE: Areas affected include Gugulethu and Nyanga and Khayelitsha.

CAPE TOWN - The City Of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management services says more than 14,000 people living in informal settlements have been affected by the bad weather.

A cold front moved across the region this week, bringing along heavy rain and strong winds, which are expected to continue across the peninsula until Sunday.

The city's Wilfred Solomons Johannes says areas including Gugulethu and Nyanga and Khayelitsha are among others that have been affected by the weather.

Disaster Risk Management says their teams remain on high alert for possible flooding over the weekend.

Last week the city assisted more than 10,000 households affected by flooding.

Disaster Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "Disaster Management teams of the city are geared and are standing on high levels of preparedness as the double structured low frontal system already moved through. But over the weekend, we can expect more rain.

"The City of Cape Town has provided hot meals and plastic seating.

"We have also taken in milling as well as gravel in order to improve the area and to safeguard people against weather elements."