Mop-up operations under way after Karoo floods

Heavy downpours led to the closure of Meiringspoort Pass connecting Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West Saturday afternoon

Heavy downpours led to the closure of Meiringspoort Pass connecting Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West Saturday afternoon 

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OUDTSHOORN - Mop-up operations are underway following significant rainfall that led to flooding in the Little Karoo and Garden Route District.

The Meiringspoort pass between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West has also been reopened after it was closed due to streams of water flowing down.

Some homes were flooded, while others were damaged by strong winds.

READ: Karoo battles protracted drought

 

The Oudtshoorn Municipality has assembled a joint operational team to help locals deal with the damage.

Municipal Community Services Director Thomas Matthee encouraged the public to report any incidents that require attention to 044 203 7800.

The area has had a persistent drought which resulted in water shortages.

Residents have been rationed to 10 litres of water a day.

Source
eNCA