Public Advisories & Alerts
* Public Alert - River Watch
No major impacts reported from heavy rainfall, water levels remain high07 May 2017
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Despite rainfall amounts over the weekend of more than 100 millimetres in some regions of the province, minor flooding with no major impacts has been reported to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO) as of Sunday morning.
Heavy rainfall between Friday night and Sunday morning resulted in the St. John River’s highest water levels this spring.
A break in the rain is expected on Sunday, but water levels will remain high for the next number of days.
Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting periods of rain late Sunday evening with amounts between 10 and 20 millimetres. Additional rainfall is expected on Monday.
Residents are advised to remain vigilant and alert as water levels are above flood stage in most communities south of Fredericton.
Waterways are extremely dangerous at this time as water levels are high, fast, cold and could be carrying debris. The banks of waterways are also unstable at this time and anyone who gets too close is at risk of being swept away.
Drivers are advised to avoid driving on any roads covered by water as it represents a serious safety risk. Water may be deeper than it appears, and may conceal sink holes or other damage and debris.
NBEMO is closely monitoring all regions and are prepared to coordinate emergency response if necessary. First responders are also alert to the situation and are ready to respond quickly.
Residents should avoid going into flooded basements where water is at risk of coming into contact with electrical systems. Should flood water come close to electrical systems, residents are advised to contact NB Power.
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
A list of the latest road closures is available online.
New Brunswickers should continue to monitor conditions and local forecasts. Read helpful tips, the latest forecasts and public advisories by visiting the River Watch website or by following the Emergency Measures Organization on Twitter and Facebook.