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Over 1,300 affected by heavy rains in Western Cape

The Disaster Risk Management teams are on high alert and providing assistance to flooded areas.

More than 1,300 people have been affected inclement weather in the Western Cape, with Khayelitsha being the worst affected. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Wet weather conditions have caused havoc in several Cape Town informal settlements. More than 1,300 people have been affected by Friday's inclement weather, with Khayelitsha being the worst affected.

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management teams are on high alert and providing assistance to flooded areas.

The rain has subsided for now providing temporary relief for residents here at the Kosovo informal settlement.

But the rain has damaged several homes, buying others some time to re-enforce their structures and repairing leaking roofs.

While some locals want authorities to relocate people from flood plains, some resident are calling for a short term solution, asking that they be assisted with material to help rebuild their structures.

The bad weather is expected to batter the cape throughout the weekend, with more people expected to be displaced from their homes.

The South African Weather Service said more rain is expected to lash Cape Town tomorrow.

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