Flooding in Mpumalanga, South Africa

There are some scary pictures floating around the interwebs about the flooding in South Africa, yet it didn’t even make it into the headlines of any of my regularly perused news sources.  Thank goodness for Facebook!

This picture from IOL.co.za shows what was previously a bridge* over the Crocodile River in the Kruger National Park.  Rain has fallen at an almost unwordly rate. “Over the past 48 hours, 109mm of rain was recorded around Mbombela, 139mm around Skukuza and 270.9mm around Hoedspruit.”

For those of us who speak in inches – 109mm is more than 4 inches and 270mm translates to more than 10 inches.  Crossing my fingers that the rain slows down soon!

*I would like to point out that I’m fairly certain the bridge in the picture above is a low water bridge.  Look at THIS picture and see if you agree.

 

UPDATE:

The torrential downpours and flooding also hit Mozambique and Malawi placing thousands in danger.

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