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Over 3,000 affected by Cape floods

Khayelitsha, Strand and Gugulethu are some of the areas hardest hit by the heavy rain.

FILE: A Gugulethu resident stands in the water left by heavy rains overnight on 16 September 2013. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says more than 3,600 people have been affected by flooding across the Cape Peninsula since the weekend.

Khayelitsha, Strand and Gugulethu are some of the areas hardest hit by the heavy rain.

Children making their way home from school manoeuvre around deep puddles of water in Khayelitsha's BM Section.

Residents say they're afraid there will be more rain threatening their homes.

The City of Cape Town's member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says over a 1,500 structures have been damaged.

"We've had 3,636 people affected by the flooding as best as we can tell. That is certainly problematic."

Smith says food, blankets and shelter have been offered to those affected.