NSRI helps evacuate Southern Cape residents

Heavy rainfall in the Southern Cape on Wednesday resulted in a number of people calling for assistance, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Thursday.

”The NSRI Mossel Bay helped evacuate residents near Groot Brak River as rising water threatened to burst the river bank in the vicinity of Pine Creek,” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

”As a precaution, three children were evacuated from this area and the situation is continuing to be monitored. Preparations to evacuate more people are being considered.

”At 3am — also on Wednesday — we were called to investigate a flooding at Ebb and Flow Camping Resort. Despite some flooding no one was in danger and there were no injuries or major damage,” Lambinon said.

The heavy rains were placing the Keurbooms River under threat.

”We are monitoring the river in case of flooding — the dams at De Vlug are also being monitored,” he said.

Rains were expected to last until Friday evening. — Sapa

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