Heavy rain and consequent flooding have hit the Western Cape province, including the city of Cape town, between Tuesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 6. At least 700 homes were affected. Flooding was reported in the Khayelitsha, Strand, Gugulethu, and Crossroads areas. Further rainfall and associated disruptions, including transportation disruptions, are likely in the coming days and weeks as the winter rains' season starts.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions prior to setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. It is important to note that that walking or driving through floodwaters can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.
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