• Officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads due to severe weather conditions in George

  • Heavy rain and extensive flooding has caused road closures, power outages and other issues across the area

Several roads have been closed in George due to extreme flooding caused by heavy rain in the area.

The George Municipality has urged people to stay at home due to the floods, road closures, and other issues across the town.

Many homes have been flooded and some even submerged by the water as emergency response teams and rescuers intervene.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has been helping with rescue efforts to help people in flooded areas get to higher ground, says spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

There are several power outages in areas across George which the municipality is attending to.

Motorists and other road users are encouraged to be extra vigilant on the roads due to poor visibility and heavy rains.

Disaster relief group Gift of the Givers says it will be assisting in George and other flood-impacted communities along the Garden Route.

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [WATCH] George residents warned to stay indoors amid flooding and power outages

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