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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:26 am 
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I have not seen the letaba and shingwedzi in full flood for so many years. Thinking of visiting next weekend and hoping the water level dont drop too quickly. Or will i be too late?

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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This was the view from the causeway over the Letaba River on the H14 yesterday morning. It's usually almost a dry river bed!!
It was just passable, but we have had heavy rain all night and this morning in Phalaborwa, so I would imagine it is even worse by now. Take care all who are in the park at the moment!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge closed??
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Please keep an eye on the official road closure Topic Here where all official reports will be posted as soon as we receive them. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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I just pray that Kruger will be okay. Last year they coped wonderfully. Lesego is a star again. I hope our infrastructure stands the water. I pray all people and animals are safe and life gets back to normal. On a not so nice thought I wish the pachers would be swept way!!!

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Pafuri Camp now evacuated (that staff, that is, guests were moved out several days ago). I also understand that the Pafuri border post has been evacuated too, with everybody holed up at TEBA.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Pics thanks to Jaco V and Reinette who are at Letaba at present.

Olifants River
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Letaba River - 7 hours ago
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The Letaba is now one mass of water, running from bank to bank. 9 mins ago
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Letaba 7 hours ago:
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Letaba - River walk way. Water is just a few feet from the fence. 15mins ago
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Letaba high water bridge looking down stream. Yesterday there was about 50m on the left of the pic. Now all water. 15mins ago.
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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This just in from EJ

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After lots of rain last night we had lots of rain today! Roads closed all over the place, and the Letaba river is well over the bridge on the Phalaborwa-Mopani tar road so that is closed too.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Just been watching video clips on the flooding on the news, all I can say is, stay away from the area.


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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Philip, Dr Mabunda once said something that has stayed with me - he said this after the 2000 floods. (And I cannot remember word for word what he said now, but the essence was this):

The animals have instinct to protect them.

The animals moved to higher ground long before the humans knew what was happening. The hippos and crocs moved out of the rivers. All this rain is good to wash out disease in the rivers and clean the rivers.

I (me) am sure this rain is going to be good to clear the anthrax too.

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Interesting read after last year's floods

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Best to check that with the camp, Greatwhite.
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Confirmed bookings between 20 and 22 January 2013 need to be confirmed with Skukuza, Berg en Dal , Pretoriuskop, Satara, Letaba Mopani and Shingwedzi between 07h00 to 18h00.


Contact numbers for Pretoriuskop here.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Mads wrote:
Johanrebel,I hope you keep safe... I saw they forcasted alot of rain for Punda area tonight... Please post more pics...We get alot of news from the Southern part of Kruger... but little from the North...

Thanks DB!


Still raining heavily here Mads, in Phala, and has been for 36hours non stop....also high winds. Letaba River very high. :cry:

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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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johanrebel wrote:
Thank you, I appreciate your concern. Funny thing is that I'm actually out on the North Sea at the moment, in a force 9 blizzard! While you are getting washed out on your side of the equator, snow is trying to shut us down on this side.

Information from Pafuri is sparse at the moment, but I'm doing my best to get an update and pictures, hopefully by tomorrow, Monday.

Johan


Technology!! :big_eyes: We are so far apart and still trying to cope with nature's moods. Nature will keep us humble. :pray:

I heard now on the news that 200mm has fallen again in the Pafuri area.. and the Mutale river (a tributary of the Levhuvhu) is normally 3m wide.. at the moment it is 150 m wide :slap:

It seems that the most northern area is worse than southern area... My heart goes out to all in the area.. I am especially thinking of Frank at Pafuri picnic spot and Pafuri Camp. Another 90mm is forcasted for tonight...

I wish I could fly like an eagle to view this..... :rtm:

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