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I have just watched the news on TV and see that 54 villages south of KNP in the Nkomazi area are cut off from the world.

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If I see this 6 day forecast I think it's going to be way worse than the 2000 floods. Plenty more rain coming.

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I have just watched the news on TV and see that 54 villages south of KNP in the Nkomazi area are cut off from the world.


Oh no... I hope that the people living in that villages are safe. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


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If I see this 6 day forecast I think it's going to be way worse than the 2000 floods. Plenty more rain coming.


NOOOOOO :(


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Can someone give a brief rundown of effects to the park due to the 2000 flood? I believe knp was closed? Not speculating, just curious.

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We have just bought property near Hoedpruit, close to the Olifants River. Heading to the Mica side.Is anyone in the area? How are things there? (We are so far away in Uganda - cannot get info easily!)

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Scary photos of the flooding on http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/MyNews ... 20120118-2

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Oh my soul, this is devastating news :big_eyes:

Hope everyone remains safe :pray: and the animals :cry: :cry:

Praying you get back to LS safely Paul :pray: :pray: Take care and stay safe!!!

This is so, so bad!!!!

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quote="Bobbi Jane"]Would like to have news of ALL those "little' places bordering Kruger with many residents and lodgers - such as Marloth, Ngwenya & others?????[/quote]
New from Marloth park is good!
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Securicon said one house in Seekoei and one in Crocodile Roads are flooded but only in the cellars and these are under control and help has been sent there.
That's all so far.

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DuQues wrote:
If I see this 6 day forecast I think it's going to be way worse than the 2000 floods. Plenty more rain coming.

Things do not look very good at all! :?

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I have just watched the news on TV and see that 54 villages south of KNP in the Nkomazi area are cut off from the world.

:shock: :( Hope they will receive the appropriate aid!

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Can someone give a brief rundown of effects to the park due to the 2000 flood? I believe knp was closed? Not speculating, just curious.

Not a brief one, but here is the topic about those floods. Might give us some things to compare it with now.

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Large parts were closed yes Stark. For eg the river flooded much of Skukuza camp and village ... you can imagine how long it took to repair all that. Many people lost all their possessions - staff in this case. A camp like Shimuwini was also totally flooded and their bird hide washed away.

All the roads next to the rivers must also get badly damaged, many being gravel roads and need repairing.

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We have just bought property near Hoedpruit, close to the Olifants River. Heading to the Mica side.Is anyone in the area? How are things there? (We are so far away in Uganda - cannot get info easily!)

Hoedspruit is definitely not good. Two forumites have a house there, and the water was at the verandah an hour ago. (They are safely in Holland though.) A dam on Welverdiend has broken, help has been requested.

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Stark wrote:
Can someone give a brief rundown of effects to the park due to the 2000 flood? I believe knp was closed? Not speculating, just curious.


Here is some idea of the effect the floods have from a scientific point of view (on the ecosystem)

http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/1540-9295(2005)003%5B0487%3ATEOEFO%5D2.0.CO%3B2


All of that is based on the effects of the 2000 floods. very complex but should give anyone interested an idea.

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Has anyone got news of Elephant Walk lodge? They're the lodge immediately on the left as you're going into the gate at Croc Bridge. It's just hit me that they're right on the Croc River :( Such wonderful people, and now i'm really worried...

Worried for friends in Marloth as well now. What started as as a few 'wow' photos, is getting really scary... It's so hard when you aren't there and can't see how things are for yourself :cry:


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