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Heavy rains lash informal settlements in the Cape

More rain and possibly even snow are on the cards over the next few hours.

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management is assessing water damaged homes in Khayelitsha. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - City of Cape Town officials are assessing water-damaged structures in some informal settlements.

Many Khayelitsha residents have been affected by heavy rains that have lashed the Cape since yesterday.

More rain and possibly even snow are on the cards over the next few hours.

#Weather Residents are using a break in the rain to do their laundry. LI pic.twitter.com/lkMDvRBOdO

Puddles of foul smelling water dot the road while residents in an area called "The Island" take stock of their water-damaged homes.

While no incidents of flooding have been reported, the floors of many structures are wet and sandy due to leaking through roofs.

#Weather "The intensely cold temperatures are unbearable, especially at night," they say. LI pic.twitter.com/5AB1GQzX1R

Residents say it's not so much the rain that frustrates them, but the icy winds. Some have tried to reinforce their roofs with thick, black plastic sails to keep the wind and water at bay.

However, they complain the intensely cold temperatures are unbearable, especially at night.

City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says at least 400 people living in low-lying areas have been assisted over the past two days.

#Weather Puddles of foul smelling water dot the road while residents take stock of their water-damaged homes. LI pic.twitter.com/TH5ZoNeQnG

#Weather Some residents reinforced their roofs with thick black plastic sails to keep the wind and water at bay. LI pic.twitter.com/ddAdCXU67e

WATCH: Cape rains bring misery to Khayelitsha