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Snakes are a common occurence, especially encountered in Spring and Summer. 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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Communication lines are down again thanks to our cable thieves, the VOIP lines (Internet lines) are affected as well as certain cellular data networks. This also affects some of the communication to emergency services.
At present the 013 665 3333 line is inaccessible as a result of the VOIP network being down. The 013 665 2939 line is a direct Telkom line and (with the exception of some line noise are available uninterrupted)
Have a look under the NEWSFLASH page for the Seasonal Climate Watch media article from the SAWS under the media release section. The winter watch will be received and uploaded soon.
Public awareness page have also been added from March this year, please visit and learn more on general safety awareness. If you have any suggestions or comments or topics that you would like to see, please communicate with the Webmaster at the email provided at the bottom of the page, research will be done and posted for the community to be made aware. We are working on guest book where comments can be posted, if time and resources permit a link thereto will be made available soon.
The maximum expected UV Index for today is 4 (Moderate)
Autumn is here, the indications are already well observed, Cool mornings with dew formations, fairly warm days. The fortunate part is that the UV Index also shows that the exposure levels are dropping slowly and that we can experience pleasant days without extreme exposure levels.
The UV Index will remain 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.
PLEASE TAKE URGENT 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 were trying to assist the community it serves in providing an access port to the Ambulance services.
As a result of the continued aggressiveness and blame put towards the Fire Department Control room staff, the executive call was made that the Fire Department will no longer take Ambulance related calls. ALL community will be referred to the Ambulance dispatch centre to log their calls personally. The numbers for the Ambulance are on the Emergency numbers link at the top right of this page.
We are fully aware that when members of the community phone for an ambulance, it is usually under stressfull situations, but the aggressive and accusative attitudes will no longer be tolerated towards a function or responsibility that the Fire Department are not responsible, nor mandated by legislation to perform. We sincerely apologize for the closure but it is to protect 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.
A humble request is made to community members who keep records of rainfall in their 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 VKLM area as well as assisting in research on this matter.
Your help can contribute towards Disaster Management research.
Weather Forecast for Victor Khanye Region:
12 June 2021
** Winter Season **
Summary Weather Forecast
Maximum Temperature: 20
Minimum Humidity: 23%
General wind Direction: South-South Easterly
Expected wind speeds: Average of 15 Km/h or higher
The day being: Partly cloudy
The emergency lines is back in operation with the exception of 013 665 3333, in the event of network failures or there is challenges with the numbers please contact the Chief Fire Officer direct on Cell 083 377 3532
But ONLY after you have tried to connect with the Fire Department Control Room. (Numbers are available on the Emergency Numbers index at the Top right of the page)
For description of warning or advisory, scroll down to bottom of this page...
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The Delmas Fire Protection Association Main web page. The current published fire prohibition can be downloaded from there. A link to the site can also be found under the Index Tab "D-FPA". Or select button to the left
Click HERE to go to the SAWS Website
News and info related to Fire and Disaster Management and incidents of note
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VKLM Disaster Management Plan Review
The review of the Disaster Management Plan for VKLM have started. Go to the Fire Safety Library (HERE) to download the plan and information on how to participate, and lets all contribute to reviewing and building a integrated Disaster Management Plan
Public Awareness is a new edition to the Fire Safety initiative. The page will provide relevant information on fire safety awareness in addition to the Home Fire Safety Page
Satellite view of the Oceans around South Africa today.
Several cold fronts are passing on a regular basis.
With gratitude from the South African Weather Services for VKLM area
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Inform the Victor Khanye Disaster Management at
013 665 2939 or 087 288 0762 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.