On Tuesday night 26 March 2013, Knysna, Sedgefield, Wilderness and George residents experienced a severe thunderstorm like never before. With constant lightning, thunder rumbling, gale force winds and rain this was certainly one of the biggest storms in the Garden Route. Look4it Knysna posted regular updates on our Facebook page where readers expressed their surprise and fear.
One reader wrote: “The lightning hit my house, blew the electricity…very frightening!” Another reader wrote: “Worse in Durban, more than 10 years ago. This is the worst one I’ve experienced since then”. Riana wrote: “On the hil in Makou, will have to check all tomorrow but TV got some damage and looks like plug is fried where the flames/sparks came out. Do not want to relive that again, got 2 year old toddler”.
Pieter Cloete from Look4it Knysna and some readers were out and about and took some magnificent photos in Knysna: