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UPDATE 10: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George

Issued by George Municipality, 12 July 2024 @ 16:45

The George Municipality continues addressing various power outages and the cleanup of fallen trees. Currently, no roads are closed. Our emergency personnel is on standby with high winds and wave heights exceeding 4 metres expected for the weekend.

WEATHER WARNING

A Yellow Level 2 Warning affecting George has been received from the South African Weather Service (SAWS). A cold front associated with a steep upper air trough is expected to result in strong to near gale westerly to north-westerly winds (40 to 60 km/h between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay on Sunday, 14 July 2024. Wave heights of 3 to 4.56 metres are expected from Saturday, 13 July 2024 morning while the winds are only expected from the afternoon.

POWER OUTAGES

Parts of George are experiencing power outages due to bad weather. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas:
• Bergstraat and Watsonia Line, Wilderness Heights – Repairs ongoing
• De Waal Drive – Restored
• Portion of Zone 4 and Zone 5 in Thembalethu – Restored
• Ebb & Flow Line – Repairs ongoing
• Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue) – Repairs ongoing
• George Street, Blanco – Repairs ongoing
• Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil and Seesig line Restored
• Barnard line and Dini line, Wilderness Heights -Restored
• Saasveld – Team on site; biggest portion restored, Nelson Mandela University – Repairs ongoing

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any current power outages are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:
• Thembalethu

TREEs AND BRANCHES

Officials will continue cleaning up in various areas across George. There are no immediate threats at the moment.

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:
• After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
• Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
• Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
• Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period. The next update will follow at 20h30.

Public Notice: New Thembalethu East Reservoir- Work On Saturdays

A planned construction of the New Thembalethu (East) reservoir, tower & pump station, initially scheduled to take place on weekdays, will also include tomorrow, Saturday, 13 July 2024 between 07:00 and 14:00.

SERVICE DISRUPTION:

Minor operational interruptions can be expected during the construction works. Advance notification of planned temporary disruptions and the effects thereof will be issued via social media.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Residents, road users and pedestrians need to exercise caution throughout the construction period. Please adhere to flag persons, temporary construction works and road signage.

ACCESS TO SITE:

Access to the site will be strictly controlled.  No member of the public will be allowed access to the construction area, in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

PROJECT ENQUIRIES: Mr Andre Scheepers – 044 801 9492 (Technical)

: Mr Alewijn Dippenaar – 082 457 5675 (Public Liaison Officer)

 

The George Municipality apologises for any inconvenience and appeals to the public to be patient and exercise caution throughout the construction period. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

UPDATE 9: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George


Issued by George Municipality, 12 July 2024 @ 13:00

The George Municipality continues addressing various power outages and the cleanup of fallen trees. Currently, no roads are closed.

WEATHER WARNING

A Yellow Level 2 Warning affecting George has just been received from the South African Weather Service (SAWS). A cold front associated with a steep upper air trough is expected to result in strong to near gale westerly to north-westerly winds (40 to 60 km/h between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay on Sunday, 14 July 2024. Wave heights of 3 to 4.56 metres are expected from Saturday, 13 July 2024 morning while the winds are only expected from the afternoon.

POWER OUTAGES

Parts of George are experiencing power outages due to bad weather. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas:
• Berg Street Line, Hoewil – Team dispatched
• De Waal Drive – The dispatched
• Portion of Zone 4 and Zone 5 in Thembalethu – Busy with repairs to switch on soon
• Ebb & Flow Line – Contractor dispatched for removal of trees
• Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue) – Busy with repairs
• George Street, Blanco – Repairs ongoing
• Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil – Repairs ongoing
• Saasveld – Team on site; biggest portion restored, Nelson Mandela University still down
• Wilderness and Kleinkrantz – Eskom trip, four lines have fallen; all lines need replacement, repair work to continue this morning

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any current power outages are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:
• Thembalethu

TREE ACTION LIST

Officials will continue attending to fallen trees today, Friday, 12 July 2024, in the following areas:
• Wilderness Heights
• Bergsig
• Denneoord (5th Street and Meyer Streets completed)
• George CBD and surrounds (Outeniqua Weg completed)
• 7 Passes
• Darling Street, Railway line
• Glenwood

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:
• After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
• Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
• Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
• Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

Public Notice: New Pacaltsdorp East Reservoir- Work On Saturdays

A planned construction of the New Pacaltsdorp (East) reservoir, tower & pump station, initially scheduled to take place on weekdays, will also include tomorrow, Saturday, 13 July 2024 between 07:00 and 14:00.

SERVICE DISRUPTION:
Minor operational interruptions can be expected during the construction works. Advance notification of planned temporary disruptions and the effects thereof will be issued via social media.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Residents, road users and pedestrians need to exercise caution throughout the construction period. Please adhere to flag persons, temporary construction works and road signage.

ACCESS TO SITE:
Access to the site will be strictly controlled. No member of the public will be allowed access to the construction area, in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

PROJECT ENQUIRIES:
Mr Andre Scheepers (Technical)- 044 801 9492
Mr Alewijn Dippenaar (Public Liaison Officer)- 082 457 5675

The George Municipality apologises for any inconvenience and appeals to the public to be patient and exercise caution throughout the construction period.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

UPDATE 8: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George


Issued by George Municipality, 12 July 2024 @ 10:00

The George Municipality continues addressing various power outages and the cleanup of fallen trees. Currently, no roads are closed.

POWER OUTAGES

Parts of George are experiencing power outages due to bad weather. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas:
• Berg Street Line – Team dispatched
• De Waal Drive – Team dispatched
• Portion of Zone 4 and Zone 5 in Thembalethu – Electricians dispatched
• Ebb & Flow Line – Contractor dispatched for removal of trees
• Fairy Knowe Power Line from Ebb and Flow – Off; repairs to continue this morning
• Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue) – Repairs to continue this morning
• George Street, Blanco – Repairs ongoing
• Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil – Repairs ongoing
• Saasveld – Team on site; biggest portion restored, Nelson Mandela University still down
• Wilderness and Kleinkrantz – Eskom trip, four lines fallen; all lines need replacement, repair work to continue this morning

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES

All planned power outages in the following areas have been canceled. Any current power outages are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:
• Thembalethu

TREE ACTION LIST

Officials will continue attending to fallen trees today, Friday, 12 July 2024, in the following areas:
• Wilderness Heights
• Bergsig
• Denneoord (5th Street and Meyer Streets completed)
• George CBD and surrounds (Outeniqua Weg completed)
• 7 Passes
• Darling Street, Railway line
• R404 toward Herolds Bay – Completed
• Glenwood
• Heather Park (Plover Street and Progress Streets completed)

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:
• After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
• Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
• Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
• Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

UPDATE 7: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George

 

The George Municipality urges residents to report emergencies using the supplied contact details. Officials are still addressing various power outages and fallen trees today, Friday 12 July 2024.

 POWER OUTAGES

  • Parts of George are experiencing power outages in different areas due to the bad weather conditions. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas.
  • Fairy Knowe power line from Ebb and Flow is off. (repairs to continue this morning)
  • Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue). (repairs to continue this morning)
  • Power outage at George Street, Blanco. (Power outage at Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil. (repairs to continue this morning)
  • Power outage in Saasveld.  (biggest portion restored – Nelson Mandela University still down)
  • Power outages in Wilderness and Kleinkrantz are due to an Eskom trip. Four lines have fallen to the ground and all the lines have to be replaced. The repairwork will continue this morning.

 RESTORED POWER OUTAGES

 Power outage in De Waal Drive, Wilderness. Electricians have been dispatched. (restored)

  • Hoekwil main line, Dinnie line, Erica line  – Wilderness (restored)
  • Glenwood (restored)
  • Power outage at Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil. (restored)
  • A portion of Mitchell Street has been switched off to replace a broken pole. (Restored)
  • Farmlands in Geelhoutboom are to be switched off for repair work. ETR is 1 hour. (Restored)
  • Power outage at Woltemade Street, Rosemore. (restored)
  • Bergsig (Short Street restored)

TREE ACTION LIST

Officials will continue attending to fallen trees today, Friday, 11 July 2024. They are busy in the following areas:

  • Wilderness Heights
  • Bergsig
  • Denneoord (5th Street and Meyer Streets completed)
  • George CBD and surrounds (Outeniqua Weg Completed)
  • 7 Passes
  • Darling Street, Railway line
  • R404 toward Herolds Bay – Completed
  • Glenwood
  • Heather Park (Plover Street and Progress Streets completed)

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:

  • After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
  • Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
  • Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
  • Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

The George Municipality will send the next update today Friday, 12 July 2024 at 11h00. Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

 

UPDATE 5: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George

The George Municipality urges residents to report emergencies using the supplied contact details. Officials are addressing various power outages, fallen trees, and traffic-related incidents. Emergency Services are on high alert with rainfall expected from 13:00 until 18:00. The George Fire Brigade remains on standby and is attending to incidents as they arise. Motorists are requested to drive cautiously as officials continue to clear fallen trees.

 POWER OUTAGES

  • Parts of George are experiencing power outages in different areas due to the bad weather conditions. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas.
  • Fairy Knowe power line from Ebb and Flow is off. (repairs in progress)
  • Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue). (tree cutting in progess)
  • Power outage in De Waal Drive, Wilderness. Electricians have been dispatched. (repairs in progess)
  • Power outage at Boekenhout Street, Hoekwil. (repairs in progress)
  • Electrical lines have fallen on Erica Road, Wilderness. (repairs in progress – possible switch on early hours of Friday, 12 July 2024)
  • Power outage at George Street, Blanco. (repairs in progress)
  • Power outage in Saasveld.  (repairs in progress)
  • Power outages in Wilderness and Kleinkrantz are due to an Eskom trip. Lines have to be repaired before area can be energised. Repairwork can take until tomorrow morning.

 RESTORED POWER OUTAGES

  • A portion of Mitchell Street has been switched off to replace a broken pole. (Restored)
  • Farmlands in Geelhoutboom are to be switched off for repair work. ETR is 1 hour. (Restored)
  • Power outage at Woltemade Street, Rosemore. (restored)

 

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any power outages occurring are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:

  • Thembalethu
  • Victoria Street

 TREE ACTION LIST

Officials are attending to fallen trees in the following areas:

  • Wilderness Heights
  • Bergsig
  • Denneoord (5th Street and Meyer Streets completed)
  • George CBD and surrounds (Outeniqua Weg Completed)
  • 7 Passes
  • Darling Street, Railway line
  • R404 toward Herolds Bay – Completed
  • Glenwood
  • Heather Park (Plover Street and Progress Streets completed)

 

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:

  • After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
  • Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
  • Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
  • Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

The George Municipality will continue to provide updates as incidents occur. Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

UPDATE 4: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George

Issued by George Municipality, 11 July 2024 @ 13:00

The George Municipality urges residents to report emergencies using the supplied contact details. Officials are addressing various power outages, fallen trees, and traffic-related incidents. Emergency Services are on high alert with rainfall expected from 13:00 until 18:00. The George Fire Brigade remains on standby and is attending to incidents as they arise. Motorists are requested to drive cautiously as officials continue to clear fallen trees.

POWER OUTAGES

• Parts of George are experiencing power outages in different areas due to the bad weather conditions. Electrical teams are dispatched to various areas.
• A portion of Michell Street has been switched off to replace a broken pole. The estimated time of repair (ETR) is 16:00 today.
• Farmlands in Geelhoutboom are to be switched off for repair work. ETR is 1 hour.
• Fairy Knowe power line from Ebb and Flow is off.
• Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue).
• Power outage in De Waal Drive, Wilderness. Electricians have been dispatched.
• Power outage at Woltemade Street, Rosemore. The ETR will be communicated soon.
• Power outage at Bukenhoud Street, Hoekwil. The vegetation team will begin removing trees on our electrical lines. ETR is 17:00 today.
• Electrical lines have fallen on Erica Road, Heatherlands.
• Power outage at George Street, Blanco. The vegetation team will begin removing the trees that have fallen on our electrical lines.
• Power outage in Saasveld. Electricians have been dispatched.
• Power outages in Wilderness and Kleinkrantz are due to an Eskom trip. Further communication will be provided as soon as we receive updates.

RESTORED POWER OUTAGES

• Snake Park (Victoria Bay) power has been restored.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any power outages occurring are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:
• Thembalethu
• Victoria Street

TREE ACTION LIST

Officials are attending to fallen trees in the following areas:
• Wilderness Heights
• Bergsig
• Denneoord
• George CBD and surrounds (Knysna Road completed, Kerk Street cleared on the roadway)
• 7 Passes
• Darling Street, Railway line
• R404 toward Herolds Bay – Completed
• Glenwood

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:
• After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
• Toll-Free Disaster Number: 087 152 9999
• Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
• Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

The George Municipality will continue to provide updates as incidents occur. Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

UPDATE 3: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George


Issued by George Municipality, 11 July 2024 @ 11:30

The George Municipality requests motorists to drive cautiously on the roads as officials continue to cut and remove fallen trees due to the bad weather. Emergency Services are on high alert with high winds expected to continue at speeds of up to 60 km/h until midday. Rainfall is expected from 13:00 until 18:00. The George Fire Brigade remains on standby and is attending to incidents as they arise.

POWER OUTAGES

• Parts of George are experiencing power outages in different areas due to the bad weather conditions. Electrical teams are dispatched to the various areas.
• Farmlands in Geelhoutboom to be switched off due to a repair work. ETR is 1 hour.
• Fairy Knowe power line from Ebb and Flow is off
• Portion of Denneoord (St. Pauls, Wellington, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue)
• Power outage in De Waal Drive in Wilderness. Electricians have been dispatched
• Power outage at Woltemade Street in Rosemore. The estimated time of repair (ETR) will be communicated soonest.
• Power outage at Bukenhoud Street, Hoekwil. The vegetation team will begin removing trees on our electrical lines. ETR is 17:00 today.
• Electrical lines have fallen on Erica Road, Heatherlands
• Power outage at George Street, Blanco. The vegetation team will begin removing the trees that have fallen on our electrical lines.
• Power outage in Saasveld. Electricians have been dispatched.
• Power outages in Wilderness and Kleinkrantz is an Eskom trip. Further communication will be done as soon as we receive communication.
• Updates on the progress will be provided as they become available.

RESTORED POWER OUTAGES
• Denver Park
• Step Aside
• Ronde Bossie
• Corner Stone

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any power outages occurring are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:

• Thembalethu
• Victoria Street

TREE ACTION LIST

Officials are attending to the trees that have fallen in the following areas:
• Wilderness hights
• Bergsig
• Denneoord
• George CBD and surrounds (Knysna Road completed, Kerk Street cleared on the roadway)
• 7 passes
• Darling Street, Railway line
• R404 toward Herolds Bay – Road cleared.
• Glenwood

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:
• After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
• TOLL-FREE DISASTER NUMBER: 087 152 9999
• Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
• Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89

The George Municipality continues to keep you updated as the incidents occur. Stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.

UPDATE 2: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George


Issued by George Municipality, 11 July 2024 @ 10:00

Emergency Services are on high alert as we expect high winds to continue with speeds of up to 60 km/h until midday. Rainfall is expected from 13:00 until 18:00. The George Fire Brigade remains on standby and is attending to incidents as they arise.

POWER OUTAGES

• Parts of George are experiencing power outages in different areas due to the bad weather conditions. Electrical teams are dispatched to the various areas.
• Power outage in De Waal Drive in Wilderness. Electricians have been dispatched
• Power outage at Woltemade Street in Rosemore. The estimated time of repair (ETR) will be communicated soonest.
• Power outage at Bukenhoud Street, Hoekwil. The vegetation team will begin removing trees on our electrical lines. ETR is 17:00 today.
• Electrical lines have fallen on Erica Road.
• Power outage at George Road, Heather Park. The vegetation team will begin removing the trees that have fallen on our electrical lines.
• Power outage in Saasveld. Electricians have been dispatched.
• Power outages in Wilderness and Kleinkrantz is an Eskom trip. Further communication will be done as soon as we receive communication.
• Updates on the progress will be provided as they become available.

All planned power outages in the following areas have been cancelled. Any power outages occurring are due to bad weather and infrastructure damage:

• Thembalethu
• Victoria Street

TREE ACTION LIST

Emergency and Parks and Recreation personnel are attending to the trees that have fallen in the following areas:
• Wilderness hights
• Bergsig
• Denneoord
• George CBD and surrounds
• 7 passes
• Darling Street, Railway line
• R404 toward Herolds Bay – Road being opened
• Glenwood

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

For emergencies, please use the following contact details:

  • TOLL-FREE DISASTER NUMBER: 087 152 999
  •  After-Hours and Emergencies: 044 801 6300
  • Fire and Rescue: 044 801 6311 or 044 801 6300
  • Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89