Flood warning for Great Fish River

2011-03-18 14:15

Port Elizabeth - Water affairs in the Eastern Cape on Friday issued a flood warning for people living in the valley and catchment area of the Great Fish River.

"People are urged to avoid low water crossings, river embankments and low-lying areas to avoid being swept away by high flowing water," it said in a statement.

The department was closely monitoring the river and its catchment streams. Water in the Great Fish River was flowing at a rate of 297.45 cubic metres a second at 08:00 on Friday, higher than what was measured 24 hours earlier.

"The department would like to further caution farmers not to allow livestock [to] graze in areas deemed as dangerous," it said.

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