Cape Town pours R1m into flood relief
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.