Public Advisories & Alerts
Public Safety and Solicitor General
River Watch 2012 / Water level bulletin29 March 2012
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following water level bulletin was issued today by River Watch 2012 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization:
Water levels continue to decrease throughout the entire river system, and this is expected to continue as no major precipitation is expected over the next several days.
In Perth-Andover, water levels have receded and cleanup continues. A state of local emergency and mandatory evacuation remain in place in the village. Health and safety inspection teams continue to assess damages, and local residents are being allowed access to their properties and homes to begin cleanup. A recovery program is in place for affected residents, and a recovery office is open at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure building, 103F Tribe Rd., Perth-Andover.
The Village of Perth-Andover is hosting a public meeting tonight, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the River Valley Civic Centre, 11 School St., Perth-Andover.
The Red Cross has also moved to the civic centre and has set up a reception centre where residents can come to have meals, have needs assessments completed, and gather information on the recovery process.
Two area schools will re-open soon. Perth-Andover Middle School will be open for regular classes tomorrow, Friday, March 30. Andover Elementary School remains closed today but may re-open next week. Southern Victoria High School remains closed until further notice.
Information on flood preparation and preparing an emergency kit can be found online. Prepare now to help your family be safe.
● River Watch: www.gnb.ca/riverwatch