GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The Outeniqua Pass remains open, critical areas are being assessed by the District Road Engineer for the possibility of landslides and soil erosion.
Motorists in Outeniqua Pass are warned to proceed with caution and be aware of possibility of falling rocks and trees following fires and gale winds.
The N2 at Tsitsikamma is also open.
Montagu Pass remains closed.
STATUS OF GEORGE FIRES
In the immediate George area there are teams continuing with mopping up of fire lines.
The public to please note there will be periodic flareups and continuous smouldering fires creating smoke.
The Garden Route Disaster Management Centre is continuously monitoring and tracking all fires in the Southern Cape. Ground teams are maintaining the perimeters of critical areas.
Hoekwil power restored. Currently no residential areas without power.
Please report any low voltage faults to 044 801 6300 after hours and 044 8019 2202/9222 during working hours.
Cooler temperatures for today, 30% chance of rain in George and Wind direction Southerly.
Aerial support has been redeployed to focus on areas where needed and are working with George.
Currently over 593 resources available in the field throughout the district.
Clinics in Knysna and Geoge subdistricts are all open and will resume normal hours. George Hospital remains without Telkom lines – please use 071 225 7392 until further notice.
Contact George Municipality on 044 801 6300
Contact Garden Route District Municipality on 044 805 5071
All donations towards the firefighting efforts must please be delivered to the George Fire Brigade at Mitchell Street.
Thank you for all the donations so far. We are in need of the following:
- smaller bottles of water (not 5L) for the firefighters
- Juices / Energades
- Lip Ice /Vaseline
- Wet Wipes
- Chocolates / Energy bars / Bar Ones
Please drop at the George Fire Brigade in Mitchell street behind Outeniqua Primary sport fields.
OFFICIAL BANK ACCOUNT
Financial donations to be made to George Municipality bank account:
Rekeningnommer/Account Number: 01022220981
Takkode / Branch Code: 632005
SWIFT CODE: ABSAZAJJCPE-SORTCODE 632005
Tipe / Type: Tjek/Cheque
BTW/VAT NO: 4630193664
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.george.org.za
Deposit(o) verwysing / reference : Fire/Disaster
Faks/fax: 086 6457188
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