Sun City mops up after freak hail storm

Sun City mops up after freak hail storm

Clean-up operations are underway at Sun City in the North-West following a freak hail storm that hit the region of Pilansberg and surrounding areas on Saturday afternoon.

Sun City
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The storm caused serious damage to buildings and vehicles.

Most of the damage was caused by flash flooding at the Sun Central family and entertainment precinct, and in ground floor hotel rooms. 

The resort says day visitors were immediately evacuated from Sun Central and Sun Welcome Centre and bused back to their vehicles at the main car park.

According to Sun International's Enid Vickers, by midnight on Saturday, the estimated number of rooms affected was close to 200. 
"Guests whose accommodation was affected were being provided with alternative options. Some guests opted to leave the resort to return home.

"Visitors intending to travel to Sun City are advised to first check with the respective hotels they are booked into, before travelling to the resort.

"The resort’s emergency services are on the ground and are continuing to assess the extent of the damage. 
"Contingency plans are in place, and mop up operations are underway in damaged hotel rooms and public areas to ensure that normal operations resume as soon as possible. 
Visitors to the resort took to Twitter yesterday, to share their experience.

Two people sustained injuries from slipping on wet floors. 

"They were treated at the onsite clinic before being transferred to nearby hospitals," says Vickers

Meanwhile, Sun Central and the Valley of the Waves will be open today for day visitors and hotel guests on Sunday. 

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