FREDERICTON (GNB) – The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization issued the following advisory for coastal areas today:

Environment and Climate Change Canada advises that higher than normal water levels are expected at high tide overnight and early Saturday morning. A slow-moving low pressure system will track across Nova Scotia tonight. The approach and passage of this system will coincide with the highest spring tides of the year.

Rainfall amounts of 35 to 45 millimetres are expected in areas along the Bay of Fundy.

These weather conditions could lead to coastal flooding, especially in areas that have experienced issues with similar weather events in the past.

People living or working in coastal areas are advised to monitor local weather forecasts and watch for warnings. A list of weather alerts and warnings is available online. Residents should also take steps to protect their property and remain on alert until the weather system has passed and tides return to normal.

New Brunswickers are reminded to do their part to be ready for severe weather. Information is available online on how to make a family emergency plan and prepare an emergency kit.

For helpful advice, the latest forecasts and public advisories, follow the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Twitter and Facebook.