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NOTICES / INFORMATION
2020 FIRE PROHIBITIONS PUBLISHED
Very strong winds of up to 38 Km/h are expected for Saturday 15 August between 9:00 and 18:00. Land owners are cautioned to be prepared for possible runaway veld fires
No warnings issued for today
Snakes are a common occurence, especially in Spring and Summer, they are mostly encountered. Due to their special risks the information on common snakes in our area can be found here. Select button to the left
Rainfall for the past 24-hours
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The deadline for the total ban on fires have been extended to Sunday 16 August to assist farmers who had problems during lockdown to perform the required firebreaks. From 17 August all burning operations must be concluded.
Please take note that the 2020 Fire Prohibition have been published. A copy of the prohibition is available in the library within the D-FPA sub page.
Burn Permits required as from 01 June 2020
CLASSIFIACTION OF THE NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER
The President announced a National State of Disaster in accordance with Section 23(1)(b) of the Disaster Management Act(57/2002). The State of Disaster Declaration have been extended to 15 August 2020
A National Lockdown will remain on Alert level 3 until further notice.
Extention of Lockdown regulatons include;
1. Alcohol ban is re-instated
2. Curfew in place from 21:00 to 04:00
3. Wearing of cloth mask or similar mouth and nose protection is now Mandatory
4. Puplic transport changes, 70% capacity remains for long distance traveling
and 100% capacity for short and local distances (with ALL safety protocols inpace)
5 There are certain prosecution matters added to failure to ensure the wearing of masks.
To mention the important ones
Have a look under the NEWSFLASH page for the Seasonal Climate Watch media article from the SAWS under the media release section.
The maximum expected UV Index for today is 5 (Moderate)
The UV Index is highest between 11:00 and 15:00 - Please take the necessary precautions when going out in the sun or having outside activities. Rehydrate frequently to avoid dehydration. DO NOT use alcohol as a way of hydration, Alcohol have an opposite effect and in fact contribute to dehydration.
Even if overcast conditions are presented, the risk of exposure to dangerous UV light is still there, the clouds only obstruct normal light and the other sun exposures, but UV can penetrate through the clouds and still cause exposure.
The UV Index is explained under the Activities page
Please also look at the newsflash page with regards to a short update on the long term weather expectations as well as anticipated effects from global warming on our area.
Save the following somewhere to be reached quickly:
Inform the Victor Khanye Disaster Management at 013 665 3333 or 083 377 3532 of any incidents that may occur due to adverse weather. Please indicate area affected, contact details for refrence, the type of incident and if any specific dangers exist.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
After a few recent incidents it is with great discomfort that the following are announced here:
The Provincial Ambulance Services are NOT part of the Fire Department or the Local Municipality since 1 April 1998. The Ambulance services are administered directly by the Department of Health on Provincial level and are based at the hospitals with a district call centre in Middelburg. All calls are dispatched through their call centre.
However, the Fire Department and members in support groups are trying to assist the community it serves in providing an access port to the Ambulance services.
We are fully aware that when members of the community phone for an ambulance, it is usually under stressfull situations, but it is really not neccessary to become aggrevated towards those who only try and assist and have no control over the Ambulances, especially the Fire Department Control Room Operators.
Those having a problem with the innocent people trying to assist, please go to the Emergency Numbers page, and write down the Ambulance emergency numbers from there, and in future contact them directly. Stop verbally abusing those trying to assist in the presented stressfull conditions...
There is an old saying DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.... YOU WILL GO HUNGRY.
An appeal is made for support and participation from members within the VKLM municipal area to assist in providing rainfall data for the past four years as well as current data. The contact information can be found on the newsflash page (right side at rainfall data). the information is requested to create a more reliable and holistic representation of rainfall for the area as well as assist in research on this matter. Your help can contribute towards Disaster Management research.
SAWS Forecast model:
13 August 2020
Detailed Weather Forecast from SAWS was not available at the time of publishing.
Maximum Temperature: 22
Minimum Humidity: 10%
General wind Direction: North-Westerly
Expected wind speeds: Average of 19 Km/h or higher
(It was brought to our attention that there are challenges with the municipal telephone systems, which includes the emergency numbers of the Fire Department, if you cannot reach the services on these lines, contact the Chief Fire Officer direct
on Cell 083 377 3532 until the challenges have
been resolved). Some good news, the 013 665 2939 line will be back in operation soon, the challenges have been resolved and re-installation of the line will be completed in a matter of days.
For description of warning or advisory, scroll down to bottom of this page...
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