Thousands affected by heavy rains in CPT

Relief is being provided to residents in informal settlements.

File Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has assisted more than 9,000 people today so far affected by heavy rains.

Rain, gale force winds and even snowfall have been lashing parts of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal since yesterday.

The South African Weather Service has issued several alerts and warnings including that of localised flooding in some areas and rough sea conditions.

The city's Charlotte Powell says assessments have been completed in Philippi and Khayelitsha.

"Assessments have been completed. In Philippi area 1,500 structures and 6,000 people have been assisted. In Khayelitsha, we have 800 structures and 3,200 people. Our NGO partners are providing humanitarian relief."