2,000 people affected by Cape floods, more rain expected

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Heavy rains continue to fall in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has finished its assessment of damage caused by heavy rain on Wednesday night.

Officials say 578 structures and approximately 2,000 people have been affected by flooding.

The city has requested humanitarian relief from the Social Security Agency of South Africa (Sassa) for those affected.

In the interim, food parcels are being provided to affected residents.

Roadways in Epping, Bishop Lavis and Gugulethu are still flooded with more rain forecast for the Cape on Thursday night.

 

 

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