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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.


  • 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.


  • 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)



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 (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)



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.