Blog 12 July 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

1.  AN URGENT WEATHER WARNING

To all concerned
Disaster Management Services call all concerned services to an Emergency meeting regarding weather predictions for the weekend.
1.  Light rain is forecast as from Wednesday over the entire Cacadu region which will further saturate the already saturated ground.
2.  Minimum temperatures are to plummet to below freezing point inland as from Thursday evening and heavy snow falls are expected with road closures in all mountain passes in the region.
3.  Heavy rain (100%) is expected as from Thursday evening in Storms River area to reach Port Elizabeth by Friday noon and spread further east as it progresses.  An average of 100mm is expected from Friday noon to Saturday evening throughout the region of Cacadu.  Due to the already saturated groundwater flash flooding is expected in low laying areas.  Roads are expected to be water logged and special care be given to fast lanes were vehicles could aquaplane.
4.  All stations are to monitor all rural roads and report any problems to information centre and myself.
5.  I will keep all station commanders and managers informed via sms as i will be receiving water warnings from SA National Weather Services on any incoming storm systems as they develop for Cacadu Region via SMS from SA National Weather services. 
6.  These systems will also affect all outdoor activities in the region such as the Biltong Festival in Somerset East and the VW Algoa Rally being held in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and surrounding areas.  Reason for this early warning form the SA National Weather services the low similarity between the 2 HIGH pressure systems south of the country and a developing LOW pressure system over the far Norther-Western interior which is very similar to the systems of the 1968 floods in Port Elizabeth and Surrounding areas.  Please be warned and take care we are there to service the public and look out for their safety on all our roads.  Should you require further information feel free to contact me on my cell number. 

Yours in saving lives
Regards Johann
J L Retief (Acting Control Provincial Inspector)
Principal Provincial Traffic Inspector
Kinkelbos, Port Elizabeth
Tel 041 403 4029 / 041 468 1927 / 083 283 9739
johann.retief@dot.ecprov.gov.za

2.  SAND BAGS PLACED AROUND BRIDGE IN ANTICIPATION OF 100ML OF RAIN

Earlier this morning up until lunch, workers were spotted making and placing sand bags along the entrance and top of the fallen bridge, to protect the water flow through the sandriver for the expected 100ml of rain.  We do hope this holds, although we are no experts we've already had debates in office on our worries.  Will those bags hold? Are there enough?  Are they positioned correctly? 



3. WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION

A “main line water pipe break” in Lyme Road North.  At present we are awaiting a machine from Humansdorp to assist.  No estimated time of completion as yet but prepare for all day.

 

4.  SIMON EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WON BY OUR VERY OWN BRENDON LAHANA

Congratulations to our Principal Brendon Lahana in winning a A1 print of one of the professional area photographs taken by Simon Edwards Photography.  What an incredible photographer!!!

View Simon Edwards Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SimonEdwardsPhotography/photos


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