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Kimberley Rainstorm and flooding - 18/03/2018

Rainstorm cause flooding in Kimberley – Sunday 18/03/2018

UPDATE 18:10 – 18/03/2018

Latest Update: Electricity and Stormwater : Roodepan, Galeshewe and Ritchie

All reported electricity complaints are being attended by our electrical teams and some areas are back on. The emergency services have already placing temporary roofing in affected areas of Ritchie, Roodepan and Boikanyo and Nxumalo Streets.Two deceased persons have been retrieved after drowning. Motorists are also advised road closures in Bogonia Street area due to protests. – Sello Matsie

Flooding and electricity outages has been reported across Kimberley. According to Sello Matsie (the Sol Plaatje Municipal Spokesperson), Roodepan, Galeshewe and Richie were hit hard and one fatality due to drowning has been reported.

“Electricity and Stormwater Update: Roodepan, Galeshewe and Ritchie
Please be advised that all reported electricity complaints are being attended by our electrical teams. The emergency services is also attending to areas of, Ritchie, Roodepan and Boikanyo Street and others that are flooded. Sadly there has been one fatality due to drowning as a result of the down pours. We extend our condolences to the bereaved family.” Sello Matsie

 

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