City warns residents to take care near waterbodies
Recent rainfall has prompted warnings for people to take extra care near creeks and rivers in and around the City of Kimberley or to avoid them altogether.
Creek levels are continuing to rise and with potential for more rainfall this week, water levels are not expected to fall any time soon. It is especially important to keep children and pets away from rising creeks waters as they are at higher risk of falling in and getting swept downstream, the city reported on social media this morning.
“Erosion is also possible with increased potential for banks giving away or debris to accumulate and break apart at any time creating extremely dangerous conditions for anyone near the creek.”
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