04 December 2011
SAWDIS HOLIDAY ALERT 2011/2012
Photo: Point Caravan Park, Mossel Bay
Photographer: Johan van Aarde
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The summer holiday season is fast approaching while many are making last minute arrangements to once again enjoy their well deserved holiday. However each year the holiday season has it's share of happiness and sadness. With the influx of holiday makers at various holiday destinations it is realistic to expect an increase in emergency incidents. Incidents from car accidents to drownings, aircraft accidents, ski-boat rescues, flooding, wind and fire damage etc. Apart from the trauma and sadness, these accidents place an extra burden on emergency services and other organizations.
The SAWDIS has decided to launch a holiday season project to draw the attention of the public to possible hazardous areas/events in and around holiday areas.
Many of these incidents revolve around the weather. We will bring you news, statistics, weather observations, warnings, updates, general safety advisories, sea rescues, serious accidents, general rescues and photos of the latest happenings in many areas of the country.
The project will be known as: SAWDIS HOLIDAY ALERT 2011/2012
The public are invited to participate in the SAWDIS Holiday Alert project by sending in reports of hazardous areas/events in and around holiday areas to the SAWDIS
Send information to:
SMS, MMS messages to: 076 251 3482 (text messages only)
Email photos and information to: Click HERE
SAWDIS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sawdis
Be sure to visit these pages regularly during the holiday season for special reports and advisories.