Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Floods of November 1867

Port Elizabeth periodically experiences floods. Amongst the most devastating was the flood of 20th & 21st November 1867.  Perhaps its effect was exacerbated by the fact that the roads were not tarred and as the flood waters gushed down the natural water courses, formally kloofs or streams, it caused mayhem. 

Main picture: Rudolph Street, South End after the floods of November 1867

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