14 000+ homes affected by CT weather

2013-06-08 12:41
The scene on a main road near the Nyanga township on the outskirts of Cape Town. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

The scene on a main road near the Nyanga township on the outskirts of Cape Town. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

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Johannesburg - A total of 14 337 households were affected by the bad weather conditions in Cape Town last weekend, the disaster risk management centre said on Saturday.

The centre's spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said 52 529 residents were affected by the flooding and inclement conditions.

Last weekend the city experienced extreme weather conditions including strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and extremely cold conditions.

Solomons-Johannes said the city's relief aid workers had spent the week mopping up.

He said a total of 42 402 blankets, 45 090 hot meals, 22 488 brunches, 27 food parcels, 767 flood kits and 332 baby packs were distributed to those affected.

He said an early warning system had been put in place and all rescue and disaster agencies were on standby for the next cold front which they expected over the next weekend.

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