Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flooding in Kruger Park

No lives lost so far,Praise be God! Extensive damage in Kruger Park. Yesterday, the combined efforts of the Air force,police,rescue services and private helicopters has led to the rescue of about 150 people from the roofs of houses and tree tops in the Hoedspruit region,guests in Kruger Park are being moved around in an effort to avoid the waters.Two Oryx helicopters have moved about 60 schoolchildren from two schools in the Bushbuckridge area.

Rescue efforts are continuing today.

I have no idea how many poor animals have drowned or been swept away...

Here is a video clip taken yesterday and shown on You Tube of the flooding in Kruger National Park. This was taken in the Letaba Restcamp.  You can watch it by clicking .here


  1. I was thinking today how rain is a blessing, like most things too much of a good thing is bad.
    Stay safe and dry.

  2. That is a lot of water and I can see it is still raining.
    Everybody seems to be having some strange weather just now.
    Hope the rain stops soon. Stay safe!

  3. Hi Liesl .. thanks for posting and letting us know you're safe .. the floods look pretty horrid .. it is crazy weather .. Cheers Hilary

  4. Thinking of you from Texas! Looks very frightening, but so glad no lives lost so far!

  5. Oh my gosh I hadn't heard anything of this. Can't imagine how this will effect everyone. Stay safe.

  6. absolutely terrible! glad people are being rescued!

  7. Glad you are still safe. The people can be rescued but what about the animals, that really upsets me. Diane

    P.S.I cannot watch YouTube, my connection is too slow1

  8. Liesl, so glad that you are all safe! This is terrible and I hope that all affected will receive the assistance they require. Stay safe.

  9. Like you, I think of the animals. How tragic. Stay safe.


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