Public Advisories & Alerts
River Watch 2012 / water level advisory26 June 2012
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has issued the following advisory concerning the potential for localized flooding:
Environment Canada has issued heavy rainfall warnings for the southwestern areas of the province, forecasting rain that could exceed 90 millimetres locally through today and into Wednesday, June 27.
While this weather is not expected to have an immediate affect on major river systems, persons living or working along streams, tributaries and small rivers in the southwestern half of the province are asked to be on alert.
As a result of this heavy rainfall, water flows and levels will be slightly elevated throughout the St. John River basin. People with boats, recreational furniture and equipment should move them to higher ground. Those who have cattle on islands should take the necessary precautions to protect their livestock.
These conditions may lead to localized flooding, particularly where normal drainage systems are overwhelmed. Areas of poor drainage may sustain standing water, and minor flooding of basements may occur. Homeowners should ensure that rain gutters, culverts and ditches drain freely by removing debris and leaves.
In addition, driving conditions will be hazardous, so people should take care.
A list of weather warnings is available from Environment Canada online and a variety of self-help advice is available at the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization public alerts site.
● Environment Canada
● New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization