Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wind; Fire; Water

There is concern that the Cape fires that have been raging in the Franschhoek and Paarl areas for eleven days, could continue unabated if strong winds do not subside. The fires in the Groot Drakenstein mountain range are now burning high up in the mountains. sabcnews

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rainfall claims lives, leaves thousands homeless Reuters

Flood Water in Johannesburg:
The body of a woman swept away by flood waters in Diepsloot Johannesburg has been recovered. Rescue workers embarked on a search for the woman after her shack was swept away by the river with her family still inside.

200 shacks were swept away by flood waters; leaving 850 homeless. "We would like to reiterate our warning that people refrain from building their houses or shacks on the river embankment," said Eugene Opperman, the police superintendent of the province's water wing and diving unit. sabcnews

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