Some 38,000 people have been displaced by flooding due to heavy rainfall in Cape Town over the last several days. Most of the victims live in the informal settlements in Philippi, Athlone, Mowbray, Claremont, Guguletu and Khayelitsha, where poor drainage is compounded by the build-up of rubbish in the storm water drains and sewage system. The displaced are being housed in community halls, where they have received food and blankets. At least one school has been forced to close due to the flooding and there have been disruptions to road and rail connections into and out of the city. More bad weather is forecast for later this week.
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