Heavy downpours but so far no floods – at 8 pm
An icy cold set in today following snowfalls on mountain ranges to the north and south of St Francis. At least 20 mm of rain was recorded in parts of St Francis Bay this afternoon, 13 July 2012
From Port Elizabeth to Storms River, reports came in of heavy downpours today, particularly this afternoon. Motorists reported poor visibility at times – fog-like conditions as thick as pea soup prevailed in some places, causing motorists to drive very slowly.
Water was running down the sides of roads or across roads, plus dams were building up again alongside roads. Reports of some homes in Sea Vista being flooded started coming in this evening.
Up at the Links there was no sign of any floods early this evening. Emergency services reported things were calm and running fine
Then the Sand River Bridge with its sandbags as fortifications was holding strong. . Some trenches had been dug to divert water in several places round town.
The weather bureau predicted 100 mm at least of rain, plus floods and storms and road closures this weekend 13-15 July. http://stfrancischronicle.com/2012/07/11/below-zero-temps-snow-and-flash-floods-expected-this-weekend/
Emergency Numbers to contact in the St Francis area – all hours:
Willie Botha: 082 857 2253
Peter Felix : 073 079 3267
SAPS 042 200 1817/ 10111
042 294 0038
G4S 042 294 1303
0861 10 15 16
NSRI 042 294 0131
Doctor 042 294 0719
Ambulance 10177; Private Ambulance:042 291 0749
042 291 0283