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Heavy rain lashes Cape Penisula

CT disaster risk management says they’ve provided relief to nearly 8,000 families as heavy rains continue.

FILE. CT'S disaster risk management says they’ve provided relief to nearly 8,000 families as heavy rains continue. Picture: Stephen Phillipson.

CAPE TOWN - Disaster risk management officials in the Western Cape have been assisting thousands of residents in a number of areas over the past two days, as heavy rainfall and inclement weather continues to lash the Peninsula.

Lavender Hill, Strand, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha have all been severely affected by flooding as a merciless cold font sweeps through the city and surrounds.

The City of Cape Town disaster risk management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "Relief has been provided to nearly 8,000 people across the Peninsula. We anticipate more rain throughout the day and that figure that increase exponentially."

Snowfall has also been forecast for some high-lying areas.