This week around our town is quite hectic! Thank God our town has been spared the worst of the flooding.
Yet another dam wall has broken above Klein Kariba, and the flooding today is even worse than on Friday,
The place where I had my breakfast last Friday in Bela Bela (Warmbaths)?
This is how it looks at the moment!
Sunday Morning I had breakfast with friends at the town of Vaalwater. And this is what is happening there at the moment:
The emerging city of Ellisras (Lephalale) is now a disaster area. Nearly all the roads there is now flooded and closed, with bridges washed away…
We are a bit worried, the rumours is starting that our town’s dam wall is under threat as well, but that is not substantiated.
But do you know, we South Africans do have a way of making it better with humor…
It is my wife’s birthday tomorrow. I want to take her out to dinner tonight. But the restaurant I have in mind is not very high above our river’s water level. With my experiences of Warmbaths and Vaalwater flooding just after I have been there last weekend, I am getting a bit paranoid…
And then David Warner of Australia really hurt our Cricket team in last night’s T20 game, played over just 7 overs due to rain. He scored an incredibly fast 40 runs… damn, the man is good, can we keep him?
As we have a saying in our country, (maybe everywhere else as well…) we are just trying to keep head above water.
I have tried to give credit to all photos used. It is just too dangerous to go there myself, and be in the way of rescue teams. This post is just to keep my friends aware of what is happening in our world at the moment.
Please pray for us if you do… 🙂
Ps- At 18h04 our town’s dam wall was still holding, and we enjoyed a lovely meal at our town’s new steakhouse- Nguni Grill…