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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:53 pm 
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:( Nature can be harsh! It reminds us of the frailty of humanity.

It will be interesting to see how wide the Levubu flowed.


Please remember to support the relief effort!

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Johan - do you have any photos of the flood damage at Pafuri Camp ?


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:52 pm 
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johanrebel wrote:
Pafuri Camp closed for the rest of 2013, if not longer.

Johan

Thanks for the insight, again.

I would think some of that extended time-line will also apply to the Pafuri picnic spot, Crooks Corner and the Sanparks plans to re-package the ex-TEBA camp.
I suppose my starting point in trying to think this all through is the recovery time for the Birds using that region, and with that the rest of the fauna and flora.
The operators of the Pafuri Camp presumably have to think not only of (safe) re-building but also what they can offer guests once there. I could imagine, commercially, a late March 2014 grand re-opening might be the safest route.
I will see the area for myself in July. Very interesting to see if I'll be able to take (many) repeat photos from spots I've used in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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johanrebel wrote:
Pafuri Camp closed for the rest of 2013, if not longer.

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How sad! :( I am now so happy that we did go in Sept to the camp. It was a wonderful experience, and I'm sure the place will probably be different if one returns one day. I will be sure to go visit it again once it re-opens. One just feels sad for all the employees who will now be without work for the next year or so...

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Were there any lives lost in the floods or people unaccountable for after the staff were evacuated from camps? According to a media release by Wanda Mkutshulwa on this website there is a possibility that people lost their lives.

Just wondered if must still be determined. :hmz:

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Our employees are traumatized enough at the moment, having lost all their possessions in the floods and possibly lost their lives, without having to deal with such disgusting lies from people in an organization that masquerades as an organization which is concerned about our parks.

We are truly disappointed in OSCAP.

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No SG but I'm led to believe that it was touch and go for a while, and that it was a real possibility that people would die.

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

I've been through the experience of losing family in the Laingsburg floods in 1981 and know the reality of such floods and how easily it can become life threatening. Its great to know that the rescue teams could evacuate everyone to a safe position before it turned into a fatality

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Can anyone give me an update on the situation at Punda Maria, my parents are due to stay there at the end of February, they phoned reservations and were advised that the main road H1-7 and H13-1 are now open, however, the latest update today on website still states Punda Maria not accessible from Kruger, can anyone confirm the current situation? Funny enough they were advise to phone again in mid february for a further update!
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Sandy, hopefully we will get another update from the park soon with the latest news as things are changing all the time.
just keep an eye in here.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Joep Stevens wrote:
Dear SarahStu,

Many thanks for the pics of your most memorable Kruger visit, they provide a great account of the happening regarding your visit. Would it be possible to obtain full size copies for our record? These pics are archived under the name of the photographer and if used at all, the photographer will be ackniowledged.

With kind regards.

JOEP STEVENS (joep.stevens@sanparks.org)


Have sent you pm.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Some new photos of damage at the staff village on the SANParks Honorary Rangers' Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SANParks-Honorary-Rangers/372270499455165

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK RECEIVES FLOOD RELIEF DONATION

South African National Parks (SANParks) received a donation from Latest Sightings, a website where the public can share sightings. The donations were handed over at the Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday 2 February 2013 to assist those affected by the recent floods in the park.
SANParks Honorary Rangers (HR’s) coordinated the efforts of Latest Sightings to gather clothes, food and sanitary items for staff members who lost their personal belongings during the floods.

Nadav Ossendryver (16), the founder of Latest Sightings said, "I was so moved by the flood photos that the community sent to my website (Latestsightings.com) and my Facebook page (Latest Sightings – Kruger), that I felt I had to do something to help the SANParks employees that were affected by the floods, some of whom I know personally because of my many visits to Kruger."

The donations were collected at Kind David’s High School Linksfield on Friday 1 February. The Land Rover Owners Club Southern Africa helped transport all the donations to Phalaborwa Gate in KNP. The schools involved with collecting donations are King David School Linksfield, Crawford College, Saheti School, Yeshiva College, Dainfern College and the Torah Academy School.

Louis Lemmer, SANParks Honorary Rangers National Executive Committee, Public Relations and Communication, said "The SANParks Honorary Rangers is proud to work with the public, schools and other organisation to assist the people affected by the floods in Kruger and Mapungubwe National Parks. SANParks staff contributes so much to conserve our parks and make the stay of visitors to our parks comfortable and memorable. Now it is our time to help them in their hour of need."

The SANParks Honorary Rangers have opened a flood relief fund to raise funds for the relief effort specifically aimed at supporting the staff members who lost their belongings during the flood. If you would like to donate, please contact Louis Lemmer at Louis.lemmer@telkomsa.net or go to http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/disaster


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Media enquiries:
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Tel: 013 735 4262, Cell: 082 807 1441 or Email: laura.mukwevho@sanparks.org

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Venter – Manager: Media and Stakeholder Relations, SANParks
Tel: 012 426 5065, Cell: 083 825 9435 or Email: gabrielle.venter@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Ossie you are one classy outfit - your parents must be very proud of you. :wink:

To you and all who donated goods for your relief effort a big thank you. :clap: :clap:

To SPHR thank you for all the amazing work co-ordinating these efforts. :thumbs_up:

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:dance: and :k to all those involved in this wonderful drive!

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