Pearston counts costs after flash flood

Shaun Gillham

A FLASH flood swept through more than 50 homes in Pearston on Sunday, causing hundreds of thousands of rands’ damage.

The Blyde River, one of two rivers running through the small Karoo town, burst its banks between 4pm and 6pm after more than 100mm of rain fell in just 30 minutes.

The worst-hit area in the farming hamlet was the Nelsig township which is situated on the bank of the river at one of the entrances to the village.

The short deluge saw the river rise to more than 4m above its normal level.


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