Cape Town pours R1m into flood relief

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

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

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 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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