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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.


• 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.


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


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 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


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.