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Emergency teams deployed to deal with Cape floods

Heavy rains have lashed parts of the Peninsula since the early hours of Tuesday morning.

FILE: Cape Town has been heavily affected by rainy weather conditions. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Emergency teams have been deployed across Cape Town to assist those who've been affected by flooding.

Heavy rains have lashed parts of the Peninsula since the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The municipality has put measures in place to reduce the risk of flooding and mud slides.

The city's Benedicta van Minnen said, "There's a cold front over the Peninsula at the moment which has resulted in rain and a certain amount of flooding."

The inclement weather is expected to last throughout the week.

More than 1,000 people across Cape Town have been affected by flooding.

Informal settlements are among the hardest hit by the inclement weather.

Cape Town disaster risk management's Charlotte Powell said, "Due to last night's downpours, settlements in Khayelitsha, Strand and Gugulethu have been reported flooded. Over 250 structures have been damaged."