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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Lake Panic - KNP floods 18/19 January 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Couple more pics from my friend that works in Letaba, these were taken on the 18th.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hats off to all that helped to get and keep people safe. It must have been a horrible experience not knowing how high the water will still rise, fearing for your life and wondering what will be left of your worldly belongings after the disaster is over.
I decided to do a recce through the south today to see the damage for myself. I entered through Croc Bridge. The bridge is intact with hardly any damage, but a lot of debris will have to be removed.
Gezantfombi dam is filled to the brim and overflowing at the weir.
I took the S28 and there is no damage to the road and safe to travel. The veld is lush and green and being enjoyed by the ellies.

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The Sabie River has subsided but debris in the branches of the famous Sausage Tree south of Lower Sabie bears witness to the might of the water that recently passed. The bridge on the H10 is still closed with a lot of debris to be removed. The water on the bridge is very shallow and should subside completely by tomorrow.

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Nkuhlu Picnic spot is open and operating and spotlessly clean

The high water bridge on the H12 is open but the railings are badly damaged. Huge trees have been uprooted and lie scattered in the devastated riverbed. Big slabs of tar have been lifted off the road and deposited in the veld. The rest of the road to Skukuza is undamaged.

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I did not enter Skukuza as time was running out. The H1-1 is closed at the S114 junction. I presume the bridge at De Laporte is damaged. Take the S114; turn right on the S22 Stevenson Hamilton and right again on the S112 to the H3. The H3 down to Malelane Gate is undamaged although all the dirt roads like Biyamiti, Voortrekker, Mlambane, Timfinene, S110Matjulu and S114 to Croc Bridge is closed.

The Biyamiti, Mlambane and Matjulu rivers are flowing strong

300 meters before Malelane gate an idiot out of his car was taking photos of elephants not 5 meters away, fortunately there were a bush and a steep incline protecting him from a charge. I gave him a mouthful and reported him at the gate where he suddenly could not speak a word of English…he was a tourist from Europe.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Rooies, I saw this picture on Facebook of sable dam "harbour".

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Nwaswishaka high water bridge on the morning of January 19 2012.
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Olifants Road damaged 20 January 2012
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 Post subject: The January 2012 Kruger Floods in Pictures
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Still in shock about the flood, feel so unreal. I see next to Tshokwane it states "closed completely".What does this mean, they will repair or not?

They will repair.

This photo was taken by Peter John Perks:
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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Floods in Pictures
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Posts split from Kruger if flooding.

Please post all your Kruger flood related pictures here, and continue discussion in the Kruger is flooding topic.

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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Flood in Pictures
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@ all

The mods turned a blind eye last week with regard to enforcing copyright protocol on the pics/video posted of the floods. Pics were being circulated at great speed and we realise it would have been difficult to enforce the rules. From today we are going to need to enforce the rules again. Please ensure any pics you post are with the permission of the owner of the photo and that you give credit/link to where the pic is posted elsewhere and to the owner.

Please also remember that pics/videos cannot be taken off this site and posted elsewhere without following the above procedure.

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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Flood in Pictures
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Alright Dinks :thumbs_up:

Then here is a link
http://motswariblog.blogspot.com/2012/0 ... loods.html

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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Flood in Pictures
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No pictures or word yet about the damage at Balule, it would be a shame if those historic huts are gone.... :|

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Damage in the safari tents
In what camps were these safari tents? :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Flood in Pictures
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Hi CharmaineN - the tents are those at Lower Sabie, closest to the river.

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This video clip was taken on the 18th at lunchtime.
Low water bridge at Lower Sabie


The tar that had been washed off the road on the H4-1lying on the side of the road.
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The lower bridge on the S25 close to Timfenheni Loop.
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On the evening of the 17th, we sat with a group of 10 wild dog on the S25 for over three hours as they lay on the side of the road waiting for the rain to abate. Just before gate close they decided to go on the hunt, we followed them on the road for about 3km where they chased off after some impala and disappeared into the bush. Little did we know in a few hours the river would rise to its peak, but we were very grateful for the sighting!

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 Post subject: Re: The January 2012 Kruger Flood in Pictures
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Hi CharmaineN - the tents are those at Lower Sabie, closest to the river.



Thank you DinkyBird, do you have any idea about Tamboti?

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