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CoCT begins mop-up operations after strong winds, heavy rain pummel city

Disaster Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said that a number of trees were also uprooted in various neighbourhoods. Roofs were also blown off in Manenberg, Heideveld and Lavender Hill.

Vehicles drive through foam and seawater that has crashed over the promenade and onto the road during a storm near Beach Road in Sea Point on 13 July 2020. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Heavy rain has resulted in flooding in informal settlements across the Cape's metro.

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre said that no evacuations were needed.

Mopping up operations are underway in the affected areas.

The city's Informal Settlements Department is making flood kits available to affected residents.

Roofs were blown off in Manenberg, Heideveld and Lavender Hill.

Disaster Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said that a number of trees were also uprooted in various neighbourhoods.

"Numerous trees were uprooted, notably in Tokai where a house was damaged and in Waterloo Village in Gardens where uprooted trees damaged vehicles."

Powell said that various roads across the metro had been flooded and were being attended to by the city's Roads and Stormwater Department.

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