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Thousands affected by flooding in Cape Town

A cold snap lashed the Cape Metropole and surrounding areas last night.

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

CAPE TOWN - More than 4,800 informal settlers have been affected by flooding, due to heavy rainfall experienced over the past 24 hours.

A cold snap lashed the Cape Metropole and surrounding areas last night.

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says Khayelitsha, Langa, and Solly's Town Strand are some of the affected areas.



The unit's Charlotte Powell says no injuries have been reported.

"Flood assessments have been completed in Khayelitsha, Strand, Joe Slovo and Langa. At this stage our non-governmental organisation partners are providing hot meals, blankets clothing to approximately 4,800 residents."