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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 pm 
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I am busy with my trip report when I was staying at Satara and some forumites have asked me to submit some of my photos to this thread.
I was the second tourist vehicle to travel on the H1-3 after the night after the floods.
Here is Kumana Dam which I estimated to be a km long.
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And the middle of the dam where you might recognise the trees.
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In this pic the Nwaswisontso had burst its banks.
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The road to Tshokwane was closed.
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Unbelievable shots ADW :big_eyes: Should have shots taken from same spots mid-winter to see just how many metres above normal levels that actually is. Crazy. Thx for posting :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Pleasure AjayB. These are photos of the Olifants river bridge.
The river was reaching its peak and I thought the bridge was going to collapse, but it held firm.

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and after the storm this is what the bridge looked like.

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The force of water and the debris caused severe damage to the railings and armco barrier.
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Unbelievable! Thanks for posting adw! :D

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:thumbs_up: Nice :cam: thanks for sharing adw. :D


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tent dweller wrote:
BUT they also told me that some people will still cancel, so maybe you could just wait and maybe also :pray: :pray:


Thanks tent dweller, yes we are going to wait at this point! :thumbs_up:

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Maybe stay overnight in Phala and visit the dam evening and next morning!! :hmz: :hmz:


I like your humor Val, but the evening and next morning I would like to be on the road after an exciting sleepover at the hide!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks Leanawel, we will sort it out! :thumbs_up:

Great pics adw! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Does anyone know if Skukuza Golf Course is open for play after the floods?

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I just saw on a facebook that there were severe storms in the Shingwedzi area again on Sat 11 Feb - is this true? Are there other parts of Kruger that have been hammered again, so soon after the last floods?

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Just returned from spending 3 awesome days at Satara. I haven't seen that area looking as lush in many years, and we saw more giraffe and buffalo than in many years.

The speed at which Kruger's management and staff is addressing the flood damage is to be commended.

What is not acceptable though is the total lack of warning and information on closed roads. I went to the trouble to go through the press release and mark the open roads, but why couldn't Kruger do that too? We met the same young German couple who were in a panic at not being able to travel their planned routes three times.

An A4 map with the closed roads clearly marked would have saved them a lot of anguish. It appeared that foreign visitors were the worst affected - many of them had no idea about the floods or the closures.


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Keep an eye on this cyclone :

http://www.weatherphotos.co.za/guestbook1.html

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What to look for ndloti ? :hmz:


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The path of the cyclone, which might hit Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Oh no :( :( We have planned a trip to BnD for the 17th, 18th and 19th of frb 2012.
Looking so forward to the trip. I hope and :pray: nothing comes of this cyclone.
Where do we get more info on this cyclone. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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What to look for ndloti ? :hmz:


Once the link has opened , if one scrolls down there is a graphic showing the predicted path - as you can see the webmaster who is an undisputed expert on weather matters saw fit to incorporate it , thus it is cause for current concern in the area that it is currently situated , though it may lose strength or change direction and it is impossible to predict its path - as you will see the webmaster will not risk an opinion on this .

One can page back (see bottom of page on the guestbook) to see its progress and read updates .

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:thumbs_up: ndloti.


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