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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Oh my goodness....my thoughts are with you all in our beloved Kruger. Take care peeps....stay safe and for those helping..a huge thanx !! We thinking of you.....from us in Oz XXX


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This looks scary - really hope that everyone and everything stays safe - must be horrific being there now... Our thoughts & prayers to all - especially the tortoises... Hopefully the poachers can't swim !


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I hope everyone in the park, from STAFF and GUESTS are safe and sound.

I hope that there are not too many animals lost due to this.

Please keep us posted.

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I am flying in on Saturday in Nelspruit.
I hope the weather will be better then. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Gosh, what a pickle!!! :big_eyes:

I just heard from my neighbour about Hoedspruit being closed down (she heard it over the radio) and I see THIS on the forums! I really hope that it will not be the same as in 2000. :(


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Yes poor Tortoises! And sadly, also poor white Rhinos as they cannot lift their heads very high, so if they attempt to cross floading rivers they usually dont make it :(


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Reading the last paragraph below , one can expect flooding far in excess of that recorded in 2000 ...

093. Tony Swemmer - 2012-01-18 13:45:27
We have received 172mm at the Phalaborwa offices (in Kruger Park) since 5am yesterday. Still possible to get to Letaba Camp, but road between Letaba Camp and Olifants Camp is flooded at certain parts.

Our weather station on road to top of Mariepskop Mountain (Mpumalanga), at 1300m altitude, has recorded 415mm between midnight and 1pm today!

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To all of you in the affected areas Please be careful. lets pray that damage and loss of animals is minimal. Does all this water increase the malaria risk?


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My thoughts and wishes are with everyone in the Kruger. Be careful and above all be safe.

The awesome power of Mother Nature is truly devastating and marvelous all at the same time.

I really hope that the animals big and small are not seriously impacted by these floods.

Be safe everyone.
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I am at LS.....going to go and check now, and also take a short drive out, partly because I am scheduled to do the night drive and want to know if any roads are available!!!!


Please be careful EJ. It must be scary to be next to a fludding river. Do you know if the tents are still okay, we will be staying in those in a few weeks time.

If it's possible, will you post some pics for us?


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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This is a very hot topic being read by many, many people so I am posting this here.

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Urgent help is needed in Hoedspruit!!!!!!!!!!
Can anyone with Jetski's & Boat please call this number: 015 799 2350 / 2521 There is people stuck on their houses and their houses are collapsing.
PLEASE ASSIST WHERE POSSIBLE!!!!!!!


Please if you can assist, only do so after phoning the listed number.

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Wow, this looks very serious and no respite in sight :shock: :(

Lets hope that damage to infrastructure will be minimal :pray: hope all staff and guests are safe :thumbs_up:

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Oh my!! This is tragic to see! Hope that there is not too much damage or loss of life, and hope everyone in Kruger stays safe!! :pray:

We have a place in Sabiepark.... wonder how that's holding up????


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Maybe check with Sabie Park. I know the lapa at Kruger Park Lodge (timeshare) is underwater

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