South Africa Severe Flooding
Kruger National Park Flood Notice There has been some very severe flooding in the Kruger National Park region today. There are unconfirmed reports of over 250mm rainfall in 24 hours.
It is anticipated that these floods in the area are worse than those in the year 2000. Major destinations severely affected are the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, Timbavati and surrounding reserves, Hoedspruit and Acornhoek. Hoedspruit is currently completely isolated and travel in and out of the town is not possible. The Africa Incident Management Centre – AIM, are currently assisting people who may be seriously impacted by this community disaster. Many lodges are calling for evacuations by air as the water is either threatening or has flooded their properties. However not all businesses are affected and some properties are still checking in guests and continuing as normal. Following the heavy rains encountered in and around the Kruger area, several entrance gates to the park have been closed until further notice. This notice is issued from The South African National Parks (SANParks) Communications For further information go to www.sanparks.org