City of Cape Town plans in place to deal with heavy rains and flooding

Heavy rains on Tuesday have left parts of Cape Town flooded and many roads inaccessible.

Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Center head of public awareness Charlotte Powell says the flooding has affected mostly people living in informal settlements but no evacuation notice was issued.

She says the flooding and storm staff team is on standby to deal with any reports of flooding across the city throughout the winter period.

Which other plans are in place to deal with flooding in the city?

Read: Snow joke! Cold front heading to the Western Cape

This is a group of City officials and departments that are coming together to mitigate issues of flooding.

Charlotte Powell, Head of public awareness - Disaster Risk Management Center

We have also made arrangements prior the winter period to offer education and awareness, especially in the informal settlements because they are the most vulnerable population.

Charlotte Powell, Head of public awareness - Disaster Risk Management Center

We also have emergency shelters in case of evacuations...

Charlotte Powell, Head of public awareness - Disaster Risk Management Center

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