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Media Release: Wilderness National Park Flood

Date: 3rd August 2006

The long predicated rains started on Tuesday 1 August in the afternoon with an overnight rainfall of 149.25 mm.  The rest camp and staff houses in the Wilderness National Park were evacuated on Wednesday morning and by 13:00 the park looked like a giant river.  Due to the timeous evacuation there was no loss of life or injuries sustained in the Park.

The long predicated rains started on Tuesday 1 August in the afternoon with an overnight rainfall of 149.25 mm.  The rest camp and staff houses in the Wilderness National Park were evacuated on Wednesday morning and by 13:00 the park looked like a giant river.  Due to the timeous evacuation there was no loss of life or injuries sustained in the Park.

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