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15000 Crocodiles escape - but no Limpopo storm surge

UK newspaper 'The Mirror' reported a storm surge event at Rakwena Crocodile farm in Limpopo, South Africa. 15000 crocodiles had to be released to prevent them from being crushed by rising floodwaters, and although many have been recaptured, thousands of the reptiles - which can grow to 5 metres in length and swim at 10 m/s - remain at large.


Of interest to the storm surge community is the fact that Rakwena farm is approx 400km inland, and that the rising flood waters were caused by rainfall swelling the nearby Groot Nylrivier River, and not a "storm surge" - as reported by the Mirror - at all!