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CT flooding victims receive relief aid

The City says over a 1,500 structures have been damaged and food, blankets and shelter have been distrubuted.

Many people were affected by flooding after heavy rains gave residents a small taste of whats to come in the midst of Cape winter. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Thousands of people have received relief aid following flooding in some informal settlements earlier this week.

Over 3,500 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rains with Khayelitsha, Strand and Gugulethu being among those hardest hit.

Residents said they're afraid more rain will destroy their homes.

The City's JP Smith said over a 1,500 structures have been damaged and said food, blankets and shelter have been offered to those affected.

"There is increasing pressure on us not to hand out to everybody. When you get to the situation to hand out food and stuff, it becomes chaotic, so the temptation is to hand out a lot and tell the relief agency to cover a large number of people."