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Nearly 1,000 homes in Cape Town Destroyed By Storm, 4 000 Displaced

 

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 AP — Nearly 1,000 homes in informal settlements in Cape Town, South Africa, have been destroyed by gale-force winds, displacing around 4,000 people.

On Monday, South African weather authorities said that Cape Town and surrounding areas are expected to be hit by multiple cold fronts until at least Friday, bringing torrential rain, strong winds, flooding and possible mudslides.

City authorities also warned of storm surges and high waves along the coastline and asked people to stay away from the beachfront.

Cape Town’s disaster coordination team has been on alert since last Thursday, when the first front arrived.

The worst-hit areas are expected to be the poor, informal settlements on the edge of South Africa’s second biggest city.

Thousands have been displaced in the township of Khayelitsha on the outskirts of Cape Town after strong winds destroyed homes and other structures. 

Local aid organisation, The Gift of Givers said it provided 10,000 meals and 3,000 blankets to displaced people in Khayelitsha over the weekend

 

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