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 Post subject: Natural happenings and occurrences
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Apart from flooding is there any possibility that any other natural disaster could affect Kruger and what does a person do whilst in the Park and it happens or is the possibility and probability just too low to spend time thinking about it or to acquaint yourself with the emergency procedures? I have never read the emergency procedures in the camps as I am always too eager to get out there. We know flooding is a possibility and that it can happen at night or during the day and perhaps not all of us would know how to react, even in the case of flooding, which we are aware can happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Fire's a possibility, best dealt with by exercising a spot of common sense (tents and gas appliances don't mix). Veld fires -- the camp management will almost certainly warn you in as much time as they can -- each camp has just shown that they deserve a :gflower: for disaster management. So if there's a disaster, do what you're told.

Others: Earthquake? You're on one of the most stable places on Earth. Tsunami? You have the Lebombo between you and the sea. Lightning? DUCK, then see paragraph above. Snakebite, They're scareder of you than you are of them, and generally won't bite unless provoked.

But most important, you go to KNP to relax, not to panic about something that probably won't happen. So relax and don't panic.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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South Africa is fortunate to experience relatively few natural disasters compared to other parts of the world. If is happens, like the recent flooding in Kruger, it is handled well.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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It is not worth worrying about it. If you are the one in a million, worry about it when it happens...if it happens.

You are more at risk in the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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Bush Baptist wrote:
You are more at risk in the city.
Very true BB :thumbs_up:

Hopefully the tropical cyclone Funso developing in the Mozambican Channel will not affect Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Fire is a pretty serious thing out in the bush.

How many of you recall the fire of September 2001 around Napi? It went all the way west towards the Shitlave dam, jumped the tar road to Pretoriuskop and ended up causing the death of 19 women who were contracted by SANPARKS as contract workers (grass cutters) and who lived in a temporary camp in the bush. Some very experienced field rangers were also hurt.

This was a year after the 2000 floods, with the vegetation proving to be so thick that it certainly exacerbated the spread of the fire, making it impossible to outrun the flames and adding much fuel to the fire. Of course, there were also strong winds that did not help, some of it from the escarpment, those strong berg winds that are quite usual at the end of winter.

When divergent forces of nature conspire, humans become but insignificant.


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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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As a visitor, it is still not worrying about.

If fire breaks out, just get far away from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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Grantmissy - go read my TR over here:-

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=59188

My wife and I regularly joked about it during the experience because we stopped living our lives based on what-if's. If a comet hit the earth or if we were to drown in the thundering mass of water we'd rather be in the park than back home.

Think about it - what a way to go :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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Avon thank you for the link to your trip report. I am so sorry :( about Jessie, it is very tough but I hope your memories of the good times together will help. It is actually frightening to witness the mighty strength of water :shock: . I like the approach to life that you and your wife have :D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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I have read in the news that the Lowveld experienced a minor earthquake over the weekend. Perhaps it was felt in the Crocodile Bridge area? Apparently it registered below 5 on the Richter’s Scale. It is mentioned in the report that such an occurrence is actually rare for the Lowveld. I am :hmz: whether the climate change has something to do with it?

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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Earthquake originated in Badplaas... Apparently it happens once every 50 years :?

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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Was the earth tremor of yesterday also felt in the Kruger?

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 Post subject: Re: Natural happenings and occurrences
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I thought I saw in one of the news reports yesterday that there was 1 report in from the Olifants area.

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 Post subject: EARTHQUAKE
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What effect did the earthquake have in the park if any?

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 Post subject: Re: EARTHQUAKE
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Haven't heard any reports / damage from the quake in KNP.


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