Blog 13 November 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

1.  ST FRANCIS CONNECT ARTICLE -
Residents 1 – Municipality 0
Residents 1 Ė Municipality 0

Accidents come in three…so the saying goes. Well, we’ve had our three! Hopefully this is it for 2012…

Yesterday afternoon was the cherry on top for St Francis residents. We have had our bridge wash away….Santareme got flooded last month and yesterday about 74 canal houses were burned to the ground.

One might be tempted to ask: “…how does the village recover from this….especially just before the season…?” Well, folks, we are recovering! So many stories of bravery and selfless help are making the rounds…..the residents are standing together and we are already re-building our lives!

What is significant about yesterday’s event is that all efforts to bring the situation under control was initiated by the residents themselves, not by any other authority.

Our Fire Dept is non-existent, bar Keith Donaldson and his volunteers (Thanks to the Kouga Municipality), there is no rescue co-ordination centre (other than the NSRI, which is run by volunteers) no disaster control center (other than the one set up by volunteers at the golf club, to help those in need)… Where does that leave our council and their responsibilities? Where are their disaster relief efforts – what plans have they made – where is the Municipal Rescue co-ordination centre?

I feel the Kouga municipality has a lot to answer for. The big wigs from Province were here this morning to assess the situation and come up with a disaster relief plan – I wonder how long before they come up with such a plan of action. What I am sure of is that the residents will deal with their tragedy and loss and come up with their own plan whilst time and money is wasted in council and provincial committee meetings.

There is a lack of leadership in our municipality…Concerned resident




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