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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 RAINS in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:27 am 
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Seems like Kruger is getting hammered by rain today! Seen reports of the s65 flooded, h1-1 nearing transport dam has collapsed again, bridge on the h4-1 after nkhulu heading towards lower Sabie flooded and the lowle el crossing on the H5 isimpassable!

Lets hope it's not as bad as last year and no one gets hurt :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 RAINS in Kruger
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I've seen some pics of the H7 just outside Orpen that is flooding with a car that got stuck.

Also heard they are evacuating guests at Biyamiti right now.


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 RAINS in Kruger
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On the website weathersa.co.za it shows that for the 24 hour period ending at 08:00 this morning, Skukuza had 133mm of rain and Punda Maria 21mm


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger flooding Jan2013
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At least it is constant, same date as last year. :thumbs_up:

Thanks Cheetah. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger flooding Jan2013
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News from Karen Birkenbach:

"Biyamiti being evacuated"

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 RAINS in Kruger
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Byamithi and Tambotie camp has been evacuated...

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger flooding Jan2013
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Latest update by Ben Tupper:
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In satara watching the helicopter evacuate people...flooding takes over the kruger!!

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Duco Quanjer In Satara!? So it is worse than last year?

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Ben Tupper Not sure if its worse, river levels are not quite as high but they closed the H7 to orpen and a lot of other bridges!

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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No wonder:
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Water flooding road close to Orpen Gate

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Phelwana river

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Ngotso dam

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Timbavati River outside Orpen Gate

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Nsemani Dam close to Satara

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Olifants an hour ago, by Jumbo's husband.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Olifants an hour ago, by Jumbo's husband.

Awesome picture .. really get the feeling of the power of the water :clap: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Hi,

Wow, we stayed at Tambotie camp last night and left the gates early this morning -barely an hour later we got report road out had been flooded!

Hope the ppl still there are out of trouble.


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Welcome Sabi009! :clap:

Lucky and timely escape!
What did the river look like in front of the camp when you left?


Thanks: )

To be honest it was too dark to really see the river in the morning as we packed and left about 5 am, however the night before it was quite dry :?


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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It is absolutely amazing that one year ago, yesterday, the big flood of Jan 2012 started ... see here.

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