Some more photos of Jan 2012 floods

Hi all

Thank you for your concern, much appreciated! We are all fine and are relatively unscathed compared to many we know in our community; our sympathies and thoughts with those that have lost homes and property. Our thoughts are especially with those who have lost loved ones in these floods.

Here are some more pictures of Gowrie dam wall. If you are interested in more pictures, especially of the Hoedspruit area, please visit the Hoedspruit Facebook page.

 

 

 

18 Responses to Some more photos of Jan 2012 floods

  1. Bbe Richmond January 24, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Thank you for the additional photos. The damage done is catastrophic. I hope all the people are accounted for. Are you having to boil water? Has there been any word from Dixie? Please know that all folks in the area are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe, high and warm. God bless.

  2. Carol Yonts January 24, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    I could cry at these photos and those on the Hoedspruit page. I wish there was something those of us here in the states could do to help. Prayers and thoughts going to all of you there.

  3. gloria January 24, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    i was devasted when i saw these pics But im glad you posted these pics to show us the real devastion.You all r in my thoughts and prayers and hope all will be repaired soon.You have a lot of ppl worried all over the world because i care what happens to other sweet people.Stay safe keep in touch with the world i am so sorry to see this happen.

  4. Binky January 24, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Thank you so much for the photos. It really helps us to understand the damage to thee dam wall and surroundings. So very sorry you had to go through this. I really wish I could be there to help with anything that has to be done.
    I continue to send prayers and healing thoughts to all.

  5. BBE January 24, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Thank you for the photos. Shown at the largest size portray the immense damage / devastation that has occurred. Given all the rain received every year, the dam standing for 50 years is a testament to those who built it. So many people are keeping you and all at Vuyatela and the immediate and farther afield reserves and homes in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless.

  6. Doris Charles January 24, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks you for the imformation and photos on the damage of the dam and surrounding areas, i hope you can fix the dam wall and strenthen it just in case you get another so you are prepared ( heaven forbid there is no more cyclones ) to this beautiful reserve, everyone take care.
    Doris

  7. Sally Wehner January 24, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Thank you for the photos and information. Best wishes to all as you recover from this damage. Very thankful none of you were hurt.

  8. PM Edge January 24, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    These pictures are pretty shocking. God Bless all of you as you pick up your lives and continue on at our favorite game reserve, our second home, Djuma. Our prayers are with you all.

  9. BETZ January 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    WOW! THAT WAS REALLY A HUGE STORM. I DO HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE AFTER THAT STORM.THANK YOU SO MUCH GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  10. Marlies McDonald January 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Thanks for posting these photos and how familiar they look! Even though I am in the foothills, every once in a while, we can have floods coming through canyons and then the earth moves!
    I am glad that no one was hurt and now hope that in not too long a time, things will be back to normal again.

  11. kinty January 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    WOW I never imagined it was sooo bad….it must have been very scary at the time of the storm. So much damage and so much heartache for everyone…thank you for sending these photos, it really opens my eyes to what nature can do. Take care.

  12. Red Robin January 25, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Thanks again for the photos. Is there hope to rebuild the dam wall? I was also wondering if the tree that the weavers used to build their nests was still there?
    I send you all my hope and love to your beautiful Djuma.

    • Bbe Richmond January 25, 2012 at 6:27 am #

      Thanks you for the photos. I was aghast when I opened them fully. They really show the incredible amount of damage done. That the dam wall stayed in place for nearly half a century )with all the rain in those years) is a testament to the building skills of that era. All there are OK. My thoughts and prayers are with all at Vuyatela and other lodges in Sabi Sands and KNP too. No doubt many of the animals have found other smaller waterholes for drinking.
      God bless and thank you and stay safe..

  13. Bbe Richmond January 25, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Thank you for posting ‘more photos’. When shown at maximum size they truly show the damage and devastation that occurred. That the dam withstood almost 50 years of rain is a testament to the skills of those who built it. You and others will with time, help and money repair and / or rebuild as needed. At the moment be safe. All of you and those in neighbouring areas in Sabi Sands and south in KNP are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless.

  14. Bbe Richmond January 25, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Thank you for posting ‘more photos’. When shown at maximum size they truly show the damage and devastation that occurred. That the dam withstood almost 50 years of rain is a testament to the skills of those who built it. You and others will with time, help and money repair and / or rebuild as needed. At the moment be safe. All of you and those in neighbouring areas in Sabi Sands and south in KNP are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless.

  15. AnnieUK January 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Hello Djuma.

    Not all of us are comfortable with facebook, so an enormous thank you, to you all, for sending out these pictures in this way.
    I have been wondering just how much water has been left pooled up for the hippos to use?
    It almost looks as if a small pool remains, but presumably it is now too shallow?
    I imagine it now still remains a watering hole?

    I do so hope that Djuma can become properly operational at this level, as animals should still turn up at the pool?
    If anyone believes in things coming in threes, then maybe this should be the final setback?
    All forwards from here on!

    Is there any latest news on Marc and Tara?

    Your worldwide community of supporters and friends cheer you all on.

    With thanks and concern.

    Annie

  16. Penny Corcoran January 26, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    The pictures are painful to look at. I am so sorry this happened to your beautiful property. You remain in my prayers.

  17. Bbe Richmond January 28, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Hello, I do hope that all at Vuyatela are doing OK?

    Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I do apologize for consecutive posts above. My posts did not appear after they were submitted. Then I realized I was using the incorrect email address. Once that was corrected all posts appeared. :-)

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