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Eastern Cape Rain
« on: July 05, 2011, 14:28:59 »
"It never rains but it pours" is certainly applicable to East London!

Two weeks ago we had 10 inches (250mm) of rain in three days with 5 inches on the last night, flooding of the Nahoon River with houseboats taken out to sea from the moorings of the river side homes etc.

This morning we had 4 inches in 45 minutes, with snow, hail and thunder, and it is still raining! We have a little stream at the bottom of our garden over which our driveway passes. This came down in flood with the water over 25cm over the driveway! Trees, logs, paint tins etc barreled down the stream. Surprisingly, only a few of the driveway concrete bricks were dislodged and flowed down the stream.

Many houses and retail outlets have been flooded. Some pics of the flooding at the Vincent Park Centre are included. Quite scary!

I have not dared to see how my clivias have survived the battering yet.

This weather is highly unusual for this time of the year with the rainfal for June and July averaging about 35mm for each month!

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Re: Eastern Cape Rain
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 15:41:32 »
Peter, hope your damage is little/none.
Spoke to Michael in JBay this morning, and they also had >4 inches during the night.
All dams should be full by now.
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Re: Eastern Cape Rain
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 16:30:30 »
Peter from one extreme to the other extreme first the drought and now to much water with the cold on top of it.
Thinking of you guys in the Eastern Cape and hope you do not have to much damage.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 17:01:50 »
Hi Peter thinking of you guys down there may you not suffer any losses,may all of you be kept safe and may the sun shine on you here in centurion it is ice cold but no rain
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 17:53:02 »
My PRAYERS are with you all!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 21:11:05 »
Thinking of you Peter. Hope you have no damge.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 22:07:07 »

     Four inches in 45 minutes is a deluge.  Hang in there, Peter! 
     I hope all is well with you, and that you are on high ground.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 09:23:52 »
Peter.....I feel for you. We have gone through the same ordeal, as everyone is aware, earlier this year. I hope your damage is minimal.

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