Public Advisories & Alerts
Public Safety and Solicitor General
River Watch 2012 / Water level advisory24 April 2012
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following water level advisory was issued today by the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization:
As a result of significant rainfall in the province over the past few days, several streams, tributaries and small rivers have overflowed their banks. Some road closures have been reported in St. Stephen and Saint John and surrounding areas, and there are increased water levels in the Nashwaak River. Officials continue to monitor the situation, and first responders are assisting with local flood issues.
While water levels in the main part of the St. John River basin will remain well below flood levels over the next few days, residents are advised to continue to be prepared. Heavy rainfall in a short period of time can result in rapid water level increases.
This advisory will be of particular concern to those who have been affected by similar storms in the past. People living or working along watercourses or the southern and eastern coastlines should take steps to protect their property and remain on alert. Prepare now to help your family be safe.
Highway conditions are available by calling 5-1-1 or by going online.
● River Watch: www.gnb.ca/riverwatch
● Environment Canada (weather warnings for New Brunswick)
● New Brunswick highway conditions (5-1-1): www.gnb.ca/roads