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All emergency teams deployed to areas affected by heavy rains

The first of a series of cold fronts made landfall on Sunday and is expected to last through Wednesday.

Gearing Road in Bishop Lavis was flooded on June 14, 2022 after heavy rain overnight. Photo: W Siljeur

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town City said on Tuesday that all of its emergency teams have been deployed to help residents affected by heavy rains and flooding.

The first of a series of cold fronts made landfall on Sunday and is expected to last through Wednesday.

Some of the worst affected areas in the city include informal settlements in Khayelitsha, Ottery, Langa, Strand and Delft.

Several roads in the city were flooded.

The electric utility is also working to restore power after residents of Mitchells Plain, Bridgetown, Claremont and Grassy Park, among other communities, reported weather-related power outages.

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said: “There are areas where storm drains are still blocked and where we need to do more in terms of winter preparation for the July rains. The teams did an excellent job. All of our teams are in the process of responding to the areas and hopefully they will take care of all flooded areas.



All emergency teams deployed to areas affected by heavy rains

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