01 November 2018
Issued George Municipality, 1st November @11h45
There are teams continuing with mopping up of urban interface fire lines (borders of mountain/town). The public to please note there will continue to be periodic flareups and continuous smouldering fires creating smoke. The Garden Route Disaster Management Centre is continuously monitoring and tracking all fires. Intensive mopping up will continue for the rest of today.
Several hotspots, crews worked throughout the night to contain the lines and do mopping. Two choppers dispatched to this area @ 10h40 today.
Water supply to NMMU/Saasveld remains off due to the pipes that reach NMMU reservoir being melted. George Municipality is trucking water to the reservoir.
FM Tower line to be replaced as completely destroyed.
Saasveld has individual spots with power outages.
Temperature predictions for today minimum 12 degrees and maximum 21 degrees.
Wind direction South Westerly direction into the afternoon. The wind direction will change tonight at about 10pm which will cause smoke to collect over town area of George.
Please note cellphone reception and internet lines have been affected throughout the Garden Route District by infrastructure damage.
Injured wild animals noted in urban areas of George and surrounds to please be reported to CapeNature on 044 8025300.
George SPCA Emergency can be contacted on 082 378 7384 for domestic animals.
Contact George Municipality on 044 8016311 for Fire Emergencies (All Hours) / Water 044 8019262 Work Hours / Electrical Services 044 8019222 Work Hours
GEORGE MUNICIPALITY AFTER HOURS NUMBER 044 8016300
Contact Garden Route District Municipality Disaster Centre on 044 805 5071
Last published 01 November 2018