Media Statement: George Municipality Wednesday 31 October

Media Update 31/10 @ 17h00

Please note that the power system is severely constrained. Should Eskom experience further technical problems and the loss of an additional 1200MW, a load reduction is likely to be required. If Eskom declares stage 1, then George will not be effected.

Issued George Municipality


Media Statement
Issued George Municipality (GEORGE Fire)

Tuesday 31st October, 17h30

Outeniqua Pass – critical areas are being assessed by the Garden Route 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.

STATUS OF GEORGE FIRES
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 George and surrounding areas. Ground teams are maintaining the perimeters of critical areas (urban interface) and have dealt with a number of flareups throughout the day..

Aerial Support: has been redeployed to focus on areas where needed and are working from George.

Resources: Currently over 593 resources available in the field throughout the district.

George Hospital Telkom lines restored.

Please note cellphone reception and internet lines have been affected by infrastructure.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Contact George Municipality on 044 8016300
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 as at 31 October 2018.
• Juices / Energades
• Lip Ice /Vaseline
• Eye drops / Wet Wipes
• Rehydrate
• Chocolates / Energy bars / Bar Ones
• Apples / Bananas

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:
Bank: ABSA
Rekeningnommer/Account Number: 01022220981
Takkode / Branch Code: 632005
SWIFT CODE: ABSAZAJJCPE-SORTCODE 632005
Tipe / Type: Tjek/Cheque
BTW/VAT NO: 4630193664
Email : rharmse@george.gov.za
Website : http://www.george.org.za
Deposit(o) verwysing / reference : Fire/Disaster
Faks/fax: 086 6457188

Issued by George Municipality


N2 open at Tsitsikamma.  Outeniqua Pass – 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.

STATUS OF GEORGE FIRES
In the immediate George 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.

Power Outages:
Hoekwil power restored. Currently no residential areas without power.
Please report any low voltage faults to 044 801 6300 after hours and 044 80192202/9222 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.

Resources: Currently over 593 resources available in the field throughout the district.

All clinics in George have resumed services. George Hospital remains without Telkom lines – please use 071 2257392 until further notice.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Contact George Municipality on 044 8016300
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 
  • Rehydrate 
  • 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:

Bank: ABSA
Rekeningnommer/Account Number: 01022220981
Takkode / Branch Code: 632005
SWIFT CODE: ABSAZAJJCPE-SORTCODE 632005
Tipe / Type: Tjek/Cheque
BTW/VAT NO: 4630193664
Email : rharmse@george.gov.za
Website : http://www.george.org.za
Deposit(o) verwysing / reference : Fire/Disaster
Faks/fax: 086 6457188

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