Flood warning for northern provinces

2014-03-11 15:45
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Cape Town – Flood warnings have been issued by the Department of Water Affairs for certain parts of the country after serious rainfall.

The public have been given a notice that severe flooding is expected in northern, eastern and central parts of South Africa according to the SABC.

The warning was given by the Department of Water Affairs on Monday due to persistent rains says spokesperson Mava Scott.

According to Scott dams are full and, the soil is wet and because of persistent rain there is a huge possibility of flooding as the rivers begin to rise.

Certain dam gates have been opened and as a result an increase in river levels are expected. Scott says that the Vaal dam and the Grootdraai dam is full and the Bloemhof dam is on the rise.

Those close to rivers and those who live near rivers are warned to be cautious, especially people using bridges for crossings.
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