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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.


• 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.

• 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


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


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

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