Thanks for your concern, much appreciated! We are all OK, if somewhat shaken and wet. Hoedspruit has measured rainfall in excess of 450 mm in the last 36 hours – nobody can recall when it has ever rained like that here, the devastation is incredible; the road infrastructure is extensively damaged and we are cut off from the rest of the world.
The saddest loss of the day for me personally was Gowrie dam, the dam at Vuyatela, it simply could not release the deluge through its overflows and the water topped the wall; that wall has stood for more than half a century, but went in few minutes.
Anyway, nobody has been hurt and tomorrow is another day, I hope it is not as wet as today.