Rain wreaks havoc in Western Cape

2012-07-23 08:42
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Thousands receive aid in Cape Town

2012-07-23 08:17

Over seven thousand people have received humanitarian aid, after heavy rain and gale force wind lashed the Cape Peninsula over the weekend. Hundreds have been forced to seek refuge at community halls.WATCH

Cape Town - Heavy rain and stormy weather raged across the Western Cape over the weekend, wreaking havoc and causing accidents.

Four-hundred and eighty people had been displaced by the heavy rain on Saturday, the Weekend Argus reported.

The Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre said close to 500 people from Strand and informal settlements in the area had been taken to a community hall for shelter.

Disaster teams had been sent to 12 areas in the province, among them Khayelitsha, Delft and Brown’s Farm.

On Monday the SA Weather Service issued a warning about very cold conditions in the Eastern Cape while cautioning that it would still be cold in the Western Cape.

No rain was forecast for Cape Town on Monday but a few more showers could hit the city by the end of the week.

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