Four women remain missing and two people have died in the flooding that has hit Kariega in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. See here

Four women are still missing and two people have died due to the severe flooding in Kariega, part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

At least 70 individuals have been rescued through 55 separate rescue operations.

Craig Lambinon, spokesperson for the NSRI, stated that joint efforts continue as the full extent of the flooding becomes clear. At around 3:00 AM, a security officer reported a vehicle with six people trapped in the flooded Brak River at Rocklands. One man was safely recovered from an island formed in the river, an adult woman was swept away and remains missing, and the other four individuals were safely rescued on the southern side of the river. Multiple rescue operations have successfully saved people from buildings, residences, and vehicles. In East London, NSRI East London, in cooperation with the TNPA Port of East London Port Control, is assisting with the Buffalo River, dealing with sunken jetties, washed-away jetties, and boats and vessels breaking from their moorings.


Several roads in Kariega remain closed due to the flooding, including major routes like Daniel Pienaar Road and Graaff Reinet Road.


Commissioner Andrew Moses of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police has urged residents to limit their movement and avoid flooded areas.

“If you see water crossing the road, do not take the risk; find an alternative route. If you are trapped in your home, please call the emergency number 041 585 1555 so we can send help,” he advised.

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