Recent heavy rains have caused severe damage throughout the Eastern Cape. Bushmans River was devastated by a torrent of raging flood water flowing through many streets resulting in major damage to homes and roads. The R72 was closed for a period of time and there were reports of landslides and sections of road being washed away including a section of the N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown
We are pleased to inform Kenton Eco Estate residents and property owners that despite the extreme circumstances our storm water and road infrastructure performed excellently and there are no signs of subsidence or flooding. The only damage we have sustained is to our perimeter fence near the R72 culvert where debis was washed down from upstream. Kenton Eco Estate rangers are busy cleaning up the effected area and the damage should be rectified within a few days once water levels have subsided.
Local estimates are between 350mm and 500mm of rain has fallen in our region over the past few days, surpassing last years freak flooding. Unfortunately this rainfall came on the back of one of our wettest winters on record.
Kenton Eco Estate property owners can be justly proud of infrastructure that has withstood possibly the most devastating floods ever experienced in the Eastern Cape, roads and property in neighbouring areas have been severely damaged fortunately we can reassuringly report that no such problems have occurred in our estate.
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