National 26.7.2016 01:18 pm

Cape Flats flooding affects 10 000 people

As yet, no emergency shelter has been provided.
Photo: Supplied

As yet, no emergency shelter has been provided. Photo: Supplied

The SA Weather Service issued a serve weather warning from July 25 until July 28.

The City of Cape Town has confirmed on Tuesday that almost 10 000 people have been affected by flooding in Philippi and Khayelitsha.

On Monday, the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre warned that parts of the Western Cape should prepare for rain storms, flooding and gale force winds.

The SA Weather Service issued a serve weather warning from July 25 until July 28.

The City’s Charlotte Powell said 1 500 structures and 6 000 people were affected by flooding in Philippi, while in Khayelitsha 800 structures and 3 200 people were affected.

“Our NGO partners have been activated to supply humanitarian relief which is blankets and hot meals. The City’s Human Settlements Department has supplied flood kits,” Powell said.

As yet, no emergency shelter has been provided.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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