Flood warning for Great Fish River
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.