NSRI Plettenberg Bay, the Bitou Municipality and Emergency Response Teams and Disaster Management are on high alert in the Bitou Municipality region and Plettenberg Bay areas where over 150 mm of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours and heavy rains are expected to continue for the next 24 hours to 36 hours.
Some residents have been cut off from roads by rising waters and heavy seas expected this afternoon into tomorrow with gale force winds prevailing between Cape Point and Plettenberg Bay are resulting in an urgent safety warning to boaters and residents at low-lying areas.
The Bitou Municipality and their Disaster Management teams are monitoring the situation in Plettenberg Bay and are urging anyone affected by rising flood waters to report any related assistance required and any hazards to Bitou Disaster Management 044-5013203 or any dire emergency in the Bitou Municipality area to 044-5335000.
It appears that the Keurbooms River, Piesangs River, Palmiet River and Bitou River and Bitou catchment areas and Bitou low-lying areas have stabilized but the ongoing rains necessitate this urgent safety advisory.
Expect large swells and rough seas, gale force winds between Cape Point and Plettenberg Bay and possible flood conditions in the Bitou region around Plettenberg Bay for the next 24 hours to 36 hours.
No injuries have been reported.