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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Crocodile River from Marloth Park at about 17h30:
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Letaba today..... I think I know who took it, will ask him later to report here too.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Photos coming through showing the flood damage in the areas are just frightening!

http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/MyNews ... 20120118-2

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Olifants high level bridge on road to Satara south of Olifants camp 18 Jan 2012 at 3:37 pm .
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thank you SANParks for the speedy update
Well done :thumbs_up:

Found another snippet on YouTube
Croc river near Malelane

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Looks like the Skukuza golf course took a bit of a beating...

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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December 2010 versus January 2012....

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Marloth Park, Crocodile Road side at approx. 14h00 today:
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For those who know Marloth and how high the banks are on either side of the Crocodile River, you can see how high the level is!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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19/1/12:

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I only get backed from Skukuza now, I have overnight there due to flood. I was unable to cross de laporte to join the turn off to berg en dal. When I reach that area, I found that the big Marula tree was in the middle of the road and part of the bridge had been washed out. I then crossed through s114, to s22, s112 to join the tar to Berg en dal.

On my way I found a giraffe that was unable to awake. Luckily Albert Smith the Skukuza Section Ranger arrived on the scene with Corporal Dinda.

I’m at berg en dal safe. The bungalow that I was sleeping it was very close to Sabie river, each and every hour I had to wake up and check if I’m still safe, the water was moving with the heavy logs.

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Low water bridge, Crocodile Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Photos taken late yesterday afternoon at Lower Sabie

From Keartland guest house looking north - where I am standing was under water the previous evening!
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Taken looking along the fence - the line in the grass indicates the water level (approx half-way across grass)
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Damage in the safari tents
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Showing how high the water reached there - debris on the table
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Debris on the fence
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And finally the bridge shortly before 9am this morning
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Here we go.
First of all. Hats off to all involved in the rescue teams, the clening up teams, management, doctors, restaurant (for providing food to stranded people), technical services and all the other volunteers who helped with this massive operation. I would personally like to thank my Father in Law, Bertus, as well for his help when I could not be with my family.

I only have a few pics now, but will upload more tommorow. When I got into Phabeni, I was told that they were still closed, as roads and bridges was unnacessible. Kruger was fine, and the massive flow of water was a sight to see. The idea that I got when I was driving on Kruger road, is that it was as if nothing ever happened. No major uprootment of trees and I saw Zebra grazing.

When I reached the village, it was clear that something had happened. Lots of mud everywhere. No one playing golf. And then I saw the river at my house.
For the past couple of years the low water bridge in the village overflowed once or so a year, which was normal. You sort of get used to it in Skukuza. Those who do not know where it is, its the river (mostly dry) on the Kruger/ Skukuza road, 3 km or so before Skukuza ( Nwatsisaka). Said river has a low water bridge connecting the main part of our village with the smaller part, and ultimately Skukuza.


This was the sight yesterday at the bridge:
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It is as if the railings on the bridge has been wrangled by something. Like paper.
As you can see, one huge hole appeared on the one side, which is being fixed. People currently drive through the staff village to get to skukuza and back.
As you can see, it took me more than two hours now to upload this, so I will rather try again in the morning

PS. Sorry Alf, I see you got the answer you were looking for

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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