Many residents in Richie are currently trapped in their yards and houses as a result of the heavy rain last night and today.
* Homes that affected are in Motswedimosha and Rietvale.
* The main entrance road into Richie was closed earlier today by the Sol Plaatje Disaster Management Team.
* The emergency services are on high alert and busy arranging shelter for residents who might need alternative accommodation.
* Volunteers from Richie Community Hope Centre are arranging to accommodate some of the residents at the old Tweerivierskool.
* The Department of Social Development and Sol Plaatje Municipality have pledged to provide all the necessary logistics like mattresses and blankets, while others commodities like food will be arranged as soon as a total number of people affected is known.