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Published: 06 Jun 2019Title: George Municipality Water Update 5 June 2019Status: Garden Route Dam Level: 78.10% Please note the dam level is currently being managed to facilitate construction to heighten the spillway of the Garden Route Dam. Once completed, the heightened dam wall will increase its storage capacity by 25%. Construction is expected to be completed next year.
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George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
02 November 2018

Garden Route District JOC Fire Update 2018/11/02 @ 11:30

Fires in the George area are still contained. There is an active presence in the George area.

GEORGE
Concerns: Blanco, Witfeontein to Saasveld and Denneoord.
Mostly mopping-up operations are taking place, the remnance of the fire is currently being cleared out. Strike teams are patrolling the urban fringe.

CURRENT TEAMS in GEORGE
CapeNature
George Mun
West Coast DM
ACSA 15 000 tanker

DE VLUGT
Fire is not contained. No communication with people on that side - only when getting here. Choppers could not do water drops due to smoke conditions earlier. SCFPA went out there and declare them safe. We do know that there is a clearing around sawmills, not proper stacking so it create a bit of a problem. Firefighters are safe because the fire moved past the sawmill.

Communication from the De Vlugt area was an issue, but thanks to the SCFPA the issue has been resolved. They have dedicated people at the scene to provide feedback. A mobile repeater from EMS is also near the scene to assist with radio communications.

Resources deployed
- Two choppers
- 4 tankers
- 4 WoF teams
- 3 tankers (George, Bitou, Knysna)
- 2 Bakkie pumps
- 1 SANDF Oryx

KARATARA
Fire seems to be contained. Route of fire is protected by indigenous fire. Not much verocity burning . Lots of reports of fires leaning towards hoekwil. People see smoke hanging but it is not of grave concern.
4 WoF teams. one fire truck, 3 pumpers, 1 from bitou and knysna. Fire is contained by the indigenous forest.

JONKERSBERG
Fire is high up in the mountain, no threat to people or infrastructure.

Issued by the Garden Route JOC
Emergency Operations Centre: 044 805 5071

Last published 02 November 2018