Since last night, an active coordinating platform is in place at the Bitou JOC. Role-players include Bitou Emergency Services, PBCPA, FMU’s, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Traffic, Smhart, SAPS, NSRI-Plett and the Kwa-Nokuthula Day Clinic and many other volunteers.
The whole progress is being coordinated from the JOC, where after assistance is deployed to where needed.
Major communication challenges experienced during the past two days were due to telephone lines and cellphone reception being down.
There are no run-away fires. Several flare-ups and hotspots are being attended to. Late afternoon, aerial support was utilised for an hour and a half. All areas are being monitored with extreme vigilance.
Bitou Water and reticulation team has rectified the reservoir pump which was damaged by the fire. Water supply to the Kranshoek and Robberg area will be restored shortly, but please be aware that the pressure will be low.
Last published 04 February 2019