Montagu Nov '08 flood

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Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby Justin » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:38 am

Montagu is in flood, don't bother coming up for the weekend.
We're not in Montagu ourselves but I just got off the phone with Stuart Brown...

Most of De Bos is still there but the area left of the Boma including trees / fencing and anything else once there is now gone!!!
The big round braai on the left is completely covered in Sand.

The Padstal's nursery is gone, the Avalon Springs have lost 7 bungalows, Stuart heard large rocks bouncing down the river from his bedroom last night.
10 guests were air lifted by helicopter from the Vines guest lodge. The pedestrian bridge (en route to Bad Kloof) was washed away :!:
The Caravan park is obviously under water and most of Montagu is without power and water

Cogmans Kloof is obviously closed as well. Stuart also reports seeing a fridge going past De Bos :cheese:

Click here for the 2011 flood!!
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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby Sam » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:00 am

Question:

Who clean up all the c**p that washes down the river when the waters have subsided?

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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby XMod » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:07 pm

Ja! Find that fridge, it may be full of beers!!
Bummer Stu, weathers due to break tomorrow. Hope you are up and running again soon.

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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby brolloks » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:35 pm

most of Montagu is without power or water


i beg to diff, on the water issue at least...
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hope the joke's not out of line...good luck and God bless to all affected...

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Noah's Ark

Postby Andy Davies » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:25 pm

Seems like you may need some SCUBA gear to get to Montagu - this is Robertson main road.
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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby GirlyGirl » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:13 pm

The floods are really hectic, check out these pics... http://www.dieburger.com/Pages/Multimedia/Photogalleries.aspx?uuid=18.0.1071822499

Pic nr 6 is the little hut where you pay to get into Badkloof.

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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby Heinrich » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:23 pm

shit that's bad! we have friends that own a few wine farms in the surrounding area, about 10km from Montagu... hope their vineyards are still standing. bad bad news for the fruit industry, really bad news for winemaking. 2009 will probably be the vintage to avoid when buying wine.

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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby Justin » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:54 am

Check out this report by Stuart Brown :arrow: Montagu and De Bos flood info
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Re: Montagu Nov '08 flood

Postby XMod » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:47 pm

Blooming heck! The pics of the river at the drift are scary! Glad to hear u are ok Stu. Will be sure to bring the rubber ducky and whitewater kayaks! Hey maybe you can do your proj as a dws!!


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