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Cape Town pours R1m into flood relief

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The City of Cape Town has spent nearly R1-million helping victims of the recent floods on the Cape Peninsula with blankets, meals and baby packs.

The City of Cape Town has spent almost R1-million helping flood victims in the Peninsula. (Yunus Mohamed, Gallo)

The money was also spent on on flood kits and food parcels, said Disaster Risk Management Centre spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes on Monday, aiding  19 641 people from 6 102 households since June 26.

Solomons-Johannes said that disaster response teams were continuing clean-up operations, but that weather forecasters were predicting rain for the whole week.

"The disaster response teams have been ordered to be on enhanced level of standby and to brace themselves for a very busy week," he said.

"The continuous rain has a potential to cause or threaten to cause nearby ponds and rivers to overflow; and could potentially result in discomfort for people living in low-lying areas."

On Sunday, the city said it had attended to 348 calls where roads, property and informal areas needed attention. – Sapa

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