Floods: MMM warns farmers to remove belongings

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The Mangaung Metro Municipality has urged the farming community along the Modderriver, Mockesdam and Maselspoort Dam to remove their belongings as the flood intensity is busy increasing upstream of the river.

According to municipal spokesperson, Qondile Khedama, the caution forms part of the city’s Water Resource Management Protocol.

The warning includes the areas of the Maselspoort Resort, the Glen Agricultural College, as well as residential dwellings along the riverside.

“The recent large volumes of rainfall have led to the river filling up, with a high possibility of flooding,” concluded Khedama.

In case of emergency, residents should contact:

  • Mangaung Fire Department: 051 406 6666/ 051 409 9600 or Toll free 107
  • Ambulance: 10177

Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za