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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:23 pm 
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See below ... official rainfall figures for 24 hrs ending 8 a.m. today from SA Weather .
Hoedspruit - 269 mm !!!

Daily Rainfall over South Africa to the nearest mm
Preliminary 24-hour
rainfall data ending at
08:00 on the 2012-01-18
Rainfall in
whole mm
GAUTENG
MPUMALANGA
BELFAST 19
BETHAL 01
ERMELO WO 12
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INT. AIR. 100
MACHADODORP AWS 06
MIDDELBURG - TNK ARS 02
NELSPRUIT 78
SKUKUZA 120
WITBANK 03
LIMPOPO PROVINCE
HAENERTSBURG ARS 75
HOEDSPRUIT 269
LEVUBU 54
MARA 10
MARKEN 01
MOKOPANE 02
PHALABORWA AIRPORT AWS 117
POLOKWANE WO 06
PUNDA MARIA 14
ROODEWAL BOS ARS 31
THOHOYANDOU WO 55

http://metzone.weathersa.co.za/images/P ... ly_rai.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:29 pm 
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My weekend plans changed, I'm going TO the park. I'm too far north so I'll only get to Shingwedzi, but hey, any place in the park will do!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Lets hope there is no loss of life, nor injury ... nor damage to infrastructure. Costs SANParks can ill afford at anytime, and particularity now.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Here are more updates on the floods:

The entrance gates listed below have been closed until further notice:
Entrance Gates:
• Crocodile Bridge
• Giriyondo Border post

The road between Letaba and Olifants is not accessible. All gravel roads and low level bridges must be avoided.

Currently, the following three facilities are closed:
• Biyamiti Bush Camp
• Shimuwini Bush Camp
• Talamati Bush Camp
• Tshokwane Picnic site

Road between Letaba & Phalaborwa flooded and Letaba Camp without electricity – generator room flooded.
Causeway on road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop (6km from Skukuza) flooded.

Herewith some additions:

1. Tar road between Nwamanzi Lookout and Olifants River Highlevel bridge on H1-4 extensively damaged and closed.
2. Causeway over Nshawu River on tar road between Mopani & Letaba (H1-5) flooded.
3. Causeway over Letaba River on tar road between Mopani and Phalaborwa Gate (H14) flooded.
4. Causeway on tar road between Letaba and Phalaborwa Gate (H9) near Letaba flooded.
5. Phalaborwa Gate closed.
6. Causeway on tar road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop at Delaporte Waterhole flooded.
7. As a result of above Olifants and Letaba cannot be accessed at the moment.


The Tinga Private Lodge is currently being evacuated and guests that were on the Sweni Wilderness Trail have already been evacuated. The National Parks helicopter is currently being used for evacuations where necessary.

Further updates will follow.

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WOW WOW WOW !!


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks for keeping us updated, Lesego.

Holding thumbs for SANP staff and tourists currently in Kruger.

Lesego, is Shimuwini closed due to flooding or for precaution?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Holy smokes!!! Stay safe all!

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Awesome and scary at the same time. :big_eyes: Hope all are safe and well.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Thanks!!

If you enter Numbi or Phabeni, you need to turn around at the Malalane-Skukuza road? H3?
If you enter Orpen, you need to turn around at Satara? The H1-4 and H1-3 is closed.
The phalaborwa gate is closed.

Sounds like everyone should stay away except for up North :?

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Hope everyone in the KNP and surrounding areas keep safe and be careful.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger is flooding
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Any word from Lower Sabie, looking at some of the pictures of the Sabie could the deck and restuarant complex be in danger?

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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!!!!

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:big_eyes: Best of luck ecojunkie.

And good luck to anyone out there right now...

Please keep safe :pray:


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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: I hope everyone remains safe :pray:

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Any news on how Lake Panic has been affected? Still pouring in White River

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