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City of CT provides relief aid as flooding hits informal settlements

Communities in Khayelitsha, Langa and parts of the Strand were left drenched by heavy rains this week.

FILE: About 1,200 homes have been damaged. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it's provided relief aid to almost 5,000 residents of informal settlements who've been affected by flooding.

Communities in Khayelitsha, Langa and parts of the Strand were left drenched by heavy rains this week. About 1,200 homes have been damaged.

The city's Disaster Risk Management Unit spokesperson Charlotte Powell said: "The city's Human Settlement Department is also providing plastic sheeting. No emergency shelter has been activated and no injuries or fatalities have been reported."