18 000 affected by rain in Western Cape

Rain wet roadWidespread and heavy rains have caused flooding across the Western Cape Province, which affected about 18 000 people, says the City of Cape Town.

Approximately 18 000 people in areas including Delft, Faure, Fish Hoek, Gugulethu, Hout Bay, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Macassar, Phillippi, Scarborough, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West, Strand and Vahalla Park were flooded and people have been sheltered in various halls.

Over 120 patients were also evacuated from Vergelegen Mediclinic to various hospitals when the entire hospital was submerged in water.

According to the City of Cape Town, their disaster risk management officials were providing shelter for those affected, restoring electricity, draining water systems and assessing damage to buildings and roads.

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