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UPDATE 1: Inclement Weather and Emergency Incidents in George

Issued by George Municipality, 11 July 2024 @ 08:30

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.


All planned power outages have been cancelled.
• 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 at Woltemade Street in Rosemoor. 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.


Emergency personnel are attending to fallen trees in:
• Wilderness Heights
• Taaibos Lane
• Erica Road
• Seven Passes
• Darling Street (near the train tracks)
• R404 towards Herold’s Bay, and
• Oewer Street.


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

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by following George Municipality’s social media pages, visiting the official website, and tuning in to local media for updated information. Please stay safe and take necessary precautions during this period.