Relief aid still being distributed in Western Cape

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Western Cape authorities say hundreds of people are still receiving relief aid following the recent devastating floods in the province. A number of areas are still cut off and without water.

There are still several roads that remain closed due to the damage caused by the storm. Western Cape Premier Alan Winde visited Breede Valley to see damage caused.

The region is among several areas devastated by the adverse weather. Winde says mopping up operations continue following the widespread destruction.

“Communities are still cut off and still receiving food parcels and support from our Disaster Management Teams. There are parts of our province like Hermanus who still doesn’t have water and had to cancel the Whale Festival, a huge economic driver for jobs in that region. The impact is massive on agriculture and the harvests still have to be brought in,” says Winde.