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How did human error contribute to the Laingsburg flood? - answered - Baraza

How did human error contribute to the Laingsburg flood? - answered - Baraza | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

From research, there's no human error associated to the Laingsburg flood which was caused by high rise of the Buffels River water level.

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At least 100 people drown in a flood at Laingsburg | South African History Online

At least 100 people drown in a flood at Laingsburg | South African History Online | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
On 25 January 1981, Laingsburg (Western Cape) was devastated by a severe flood. The hard rains immersed the whole town in water, only the roofs of the houses were left visible.
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9/56 YEAR CYCLE: SOUTH AFRICAN EARTHQUAKES

9/56 YEAR CYCLE: SOUTH AFRICAN EARTHQUAKES | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

a comprehensive listing of earthquakes to 1971 in the southwestern Cape Province of South Africa.

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Shaken, not stirred in Tulbagh

Shaken, not stirred in Tulbagh | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

Eccentric Tulbagh is situated at the foot of the Witzenberg mountain range, just over an hour's drive from Cape Town. Having been shaken by a large-scale earthquake in 1969, the town has an interesting story to tell.

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The Ceres, South Africa, earthquake of September 29, 1969

The Ceres, South Africa, earthquake of September 29, 1969 | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

Aftershocks following the Ceres earthquake of September 29, 1969, (Magnitude 6.3) were monitored using a number of portable seismic recording stations. Earthquakes of this magnitude are rare in South Africa.

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BusinessDay - Cyclone forecast to bring ‘extreme’ rain to KwaZulu-Natal

BusinessDay - Cyclone forecast to bring ‘extreme’ rain to KwaZulu-Natal | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
Cyclone forecast to bring ‘extreme’ rain to KwaZulu-NatalNews about business and finance...
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Answer to: How long did cyclone domoina last?

Answer to: How long did cyclone domoina last? | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
Cyclone Domoina caused major flooding in Mozambique around the 24th of January, 1984. Historically, it was probably the worst flooding that the KwaZulu-Natal region has ever experienced.
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Tropical cyclone Domoina (1984) - MyFundi

Tropical cyclone Domoina (1984) - MyFundi | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

This article documents the events that took place on January 30 and 31, 1984, when a tropical cyclone - "Domoina" - tore through southern Mozambique, northeastern South Africa and Swaziland, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

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Drought

This disaster we are facing as a result of the drought started in the 2003/2004 season and escalated drastically in the 2004/2005 season, which has just come to an end for our grain producers.

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DISASTER%20MANAGEMENT%20PLAN.pdf

The Municipality of Laingsburg must prepare their disaster management plans
after consulting each other.

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S.A. Weather and Disaster Information Service, South Africa: The Laingsburg Flood - 25 January 1981

S.A. Weather and Disaster Information Service, South Africa: The Laingsburg Flood - 25 January 1981 | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

The SAWDIS envisage the publication of further papers on the Laingsburg Flood event. Please note the SAWDIS do not take any credit for any of these papers and that these papers are published for educational purposes only.

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Tulbagh - The Earthquake | Tourism | Tulbagh

Tulbagh - The Earthquake | Tourism | Tulbagh | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
On the 29th September 1969, the quietness of night was shattered at 22h05 by tremendous explosive sounds followed by a gigantic roaring, rumbling noise rolling forward like the waves of a stormy sea. Stupefied people rushed outside over broken glass and fallen plaster. The mountains surrounding Tulbagh resembled a city of lights as falling rocks acted like flints on the tinder-dry vegetation and started fires.
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Earthquakes: Overview - MyFundi

Earthquakes: Overview - MyFundi | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

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The earthquake that caused most devastation in South Africa's history shook the Ceres area at 22:03 on 29 September 1969. It reached approximately VIII on the adjusted Mercalli Scale and was felt as far away as Durban, 1 175 km away. It was followed by a series of aftershocks, of which the strongest was recorded in April the following year.

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The Swazi Observer

The Swazi Observer | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
A tropical cyclone whose severity could surpass that of Cyclone Domoina, which ravaged the country in 1984, is headed our direction, where rainfall exceeding 100 milimetres for durations of close to 24 hours is expected.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Drought emergency in six provinces affects 4 million

SOUTH AFRICA: Drought emergency in six provinces affects 4 million | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
The South African cabinet is expected to endorse a plan to provide relief to more than four million people affected by one of the worst droughts in recent decades.
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Severe drought depletes SA - South Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Severe drought depletes SA - South Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it
The country remains in the grip of one of the worst droughts in recent years, costing the government millions of rands in relief funding.
Many farmers have entered the dry season with meagre animal fodder and water reserves.
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Cruel Realities of the Drought: Adjustment Appropriation Bill

This disaster we are facing as a result of the drought started in the 2003/2004 season and escalated drastically in the 2004/2005 season, which has just come to an end for our grain producers.

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Tropical Storm Domoina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tropical Storm Domoina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Natural disasters in South Africa | Scoop.it

Cyclone Domoina (also spelled Demoina) was a tropical cyclone that hit southern Africa in early 1984, causing some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.

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