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    Default Kruger Park Flooding

    http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=1794

    Date: 18th January 2012
    Following heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area, this is an urgent warning.
    Following heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area, this is an urgent warning. The following areas have been affected:
    The entrance gates listed below have been closed until further notice:
    Entrance Gates:

    • Crocodile Bridge
    • Giriyondo Border post

    The road between Letaba andOlifants 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.
    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.

    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.

    Further updates will follow. Last Updated 12:52 PM.
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    South African National Parks (SANParks) Communications
    Media enquiries:
    Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli – GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations, SANParks Tel: 012 426 5203 Cell: 0733734999 email: [email protected]

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    Wonder if this will wash the pollutants out of the rivers that was killing the crocs ?




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    Got the pics from here http://yfrog.com/mnpzmiwj
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    A lot more rain predicted.

    We may see the flood of 2000 all over again.

    Moz is going to suffer.

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    also check news24 's galleries....hectic

    http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/MyN...ing-20120118-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LS d2 View Post
    also check news24 's galleries....hectic
    http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/MyN...ing-20120118-2

    wierd echo in here!!!

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    geez i'm officially freaked out

    sorry alec - i was typing and then got stuck into a phonecall without clicking the post reply button so it is reaaly scary how similar the posts are

    ok ok i admit it .....hi my name is Leander and i am a copycat, there feeling better already - what they say about denial
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    sheesh, I'm not freaked out by that.

    you should look at my fuelly after my first refuel

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    Brings back memories - in 2000 I was loading bleach off trucks and onto choppers for distribution to local communities. In my office wear. In the Lowveld summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    you should look at my fuelly after my first refuel
    Have a look at the other petrol Wrangler drivers fuelly badges, have a nice warm glass of harden the eff up, and then go out and try harder!

    It's a competition, and you're losing!
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    Well, while you chaps are busy warming up with a cup of whatever, I'm busy wallowing through the flooded roads with a Honda Jazz. The paj sport is parked safely in the garage (which is hopefully not flooded...yet). Say a prayer for all of us here in the Lowveld!

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    Just got news form Hoedspruit. Flooded with 500mm in 24h. Choppers are busy evacuating some people. Hectic!

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    Yep. Acornhoek has also been cut off due to the flooding. Sabie is also affected big time and I would not recommend anyone travel there. From Malelane towards the Park on the N4 is touch & go. The disaster management centre in Mbombela is on alert and the SAPS has already been placed on standby. So everyone in the area please be careful.

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    Ok just spoke to my farm manager and he says there is a lot of rain but they are safe. Spoke to a friend farming next to the Blyde river and hi's house is under water. Only the roof is visible. He also says we must not try and come down there the roads are flood all around Hoedspruit. He measured 400mm since yesterday but it can be more because the meter overflowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    sheesh, I'm not freaked out by that.

    you should look at my fuelly after my first refuel
    Alex, you are still not anywhere near Neils or my XJ fuel consumption - don't have a fuelly but was running at 24,9L/100kms after last vist to AD....

    Quote Originally Posted by petermoffat View Post
    Have a look at the other petrol Wrangler drivers fuelly badges, have a nice warm glass of harden the eff up, and then go out and try harder!

    It's a competition, and you're losing!
    Bwahahahaha Right On Peter - That's what driving a diesel donkey does for you - lures you into a false sense of security regarding fuel comsumption

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    Just heard that Lake Panic flooded the whole Skukuza village.

    Can anybody confirm?

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    I received these pics via mail - Heading of the mail was Hoedspruit and surrounding areas....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marisa Claassens View Post
    Just heard that Lake Panic flooded the whole Skukuza village.
    Can anybody confirm?
    The dam wall of Lake Panic gave way, there is some damage in Skukuza Staff Village, next to the golf course etc some houses were flooded, but the most of them, the area around the swimming pool and the recreation hall and church is still on "dry" ground. The people inside the staff village can't get out however as all the bridges are flooded around them.
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