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.

  • Stanton - 2011-03-18 15:07

    eventually the poor buggers get some rain

  • hcuyler - 2011-03-18 15:15

    and we in PE still not a drop and water restrictions in force

  • AquaticApe - 2011-03-18 21:50

    We in Westville, KZN, have had only a few drops of rain this year! Luckily most of our water originates in the Drakensberg otherwise we too would be on rations. If Jo'burg or Cape Town were having our extreme heat and drought it would be national news every day!

  • Zeus - 2011-03-19 08:20

    Barney Pityana's apocolyptic tantrum is in motion! What says you Barney! The gods recommend surfboards for you to Cope! Z

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