Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Garden Route town braces for high waves, more rains

The community of George continues to clean up the aftermath of the flash floods earlier this week, but warns residents of strong winds and rain forecasts from Thursday evening to Friday.

The SA. The Meteorological Service has issued a level 2 warning for noxious waves from Thursday 6pm to Friday noon. It warned of wave heights coinciding with stormy winds that may cause problems for Ships at sea and harmful waves along the coast. “The public is warned to exercise extreme caution when boating, fishing, rock and beach fishing at sea and in inland waters.”

A warning was also issued for d amaging. published winds from Thursday midnight to Friday night.

Strong winds from southeast to east with gusts of up to 90-100 km / h are expected along the coastal towns of the Garden Route.

< p> “Widespread damage is expected for both formal and informal settlements. Disturbances in communication, power supply and utilities are expected. ”

The community warned of travel delays and the risk of high-sided vehicles tipping over due to strong crosswinds. “Watch out for sudden cross winds when traveling between trees, power lines and flying debris.”

“The George Township asks residents to take the SA Weather Service warning seriously.”

< p> Caution tips:

  • Watch out for objects that can easily be swept away and picked up by gusts of wind. If possible, place trash cans, patio furniture, grills, and other items that may be carried by the wind in your home, garage, or covered area.
  • Clean your gutters and remove any items that are blocking the Prevent water from flowing into sewers. The better the water flow, the more you can prevent damage to your roof and the possibility of collapsing walls.
  • Check the rainwater catchment pits and curb inlets in front of and around your property – remove any visible dirt.
  • Make sure all temporary structures are well anchored. Keep your windows closed to prevent them from being damaged by excessive wind.
  • Make sure your vehicle’s windshield wipers and lights are working properly in case you get caught in a severe storm. This will ensure that you can see and be seen on the road during the storm.
  • If it rains, drive slowly and keep a safe distance (about three cars apart). This allows you to stop in time as the roads are slippery. If you decide to turn off the road, keep the hazards on so other drivers can see you.
  • Charge your phone and have a power bank handy to make sure you stay in touch or call for help in an emergency.
  • Do not park under trees, as they can be uprooted and your car can fall.
  • Do not drive over low bridges or intersections that are flooded. because your car could be flooded by fast flowing water.