SAWDIS Share Buttons

SAWDIS Share Buttons:

23 August 2011

FLOOD WARNING: MOSSEL BAY (ISSUE 1)



FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATEMENT
SA WEATHER AND DISASTER INFORMATION SERVICE
14H15 SAST 23 AUGUST 2011

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT AND REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 06H00 SAST 24 AUGUST 2011

MOSSEL BAY

AT 14H15 PM TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS AND PUBLIC REPORTED FLOODING IN PARTS OF MOSSEL BAY. THERE ARE NO KNOWN WATER RESCUES IN EFFECT. EMERGENCY CREWS ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING TO VARIOUS FLOODED ROADS IN AND AROUND MOSSEL BAY. NUMEROUS PAVED AND GRAVEL ROADS HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BE UNDER WATER. MEASURED STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION 57MM OF RAINFALL SINCE 11H30 UP TO 14H30 SAST. RAINFALL IS ONGOING. ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO AGGRAVATE THE FLOODING SITUATION.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOSSEL BAY

RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND LOW LYING AREAS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE OR QUICKLY BEGIN TO FLASH FLOOD. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

ISSUED BY: THE SA WEATHER AND DISASTER INFORMATION SERVICE