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River Watch 2016 officially launched

New Brunswickers are reminded to be cautious around waterways and watch for any potential flooding in their communities as River Watch was officially launched today. The program is a joint effort between the Department of Environment and Local Government and the Department of Public Safety's Emergency Measures Organization. Other partners include NB Power and federal, provincial and state agencies involved ...

River Watch earns KIRA award for innovation in public sector

The KIRA (Knowledge Industry, Recognition and Achievement) Award for innovation in the public sector was presented to River Watch during ceremonies in Fredericton on May 7. A first in Canada, the River Ice Observation and Reporting System was developed by the Hydrology Center of the Department of Environment and Local Government in co-operation with the Department of Public Safety’s Emergency ...

Ice piled up in Perth-Andover

Ice jams continue to form as conditions are conducive to ice break up and movement.

Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage

Premier David Alward and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup inspected some of the flood damage in and around Sussex today. In photo, they are briefed on the situation by Red Cross official Bill Lawlor. From left: Northrup; Lawlor and Alward.

Flood damage in Sussex

Due to a sudden increase in water levels, the Sussex region saw its commercial district damaged by flooding. Ice movement and associated jams caused high water levels throughout the province

Ice piled up in Doaktown

Ice jams continue to form as conditions are conducive to ice break up and movement. In the photo, ice is shown piled up on the river near Doaktown.

Water-covered road near Drummond

Mild temperatures, rain and continued snow melt resulted in increased water levels in several areas of the province. There are several water-covered roads due to flooding such as the road shown in this photo in near Drummond.

Update / River Watch advisory

An ice jam along the Nashwaak River caused localized flooding in the Stanley area late in the day on March 14 and overnight. The Stanley Fire Department relocated residents of 10 homes and one business. The fire hall is also affected by flooding but services are continuing to operate. Schools in the Stanley area are closed because of water on ...

Recovery program announced for flood victims

The provincial government has announced a recovery program for victims of the recent flooding caused by ice jams. A meeting was held in Perth-Andover on March 29 to discuss the recovery process. From left: Premier David Alward; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; and Perth-Andover Mayor Rick Beaulieu. (Photography by Amanda)

Cleanup continues in Perth-Andover

Cleanup from the March 23 flood is continuing in the Perth-Andover area with the help of local authorities, firefighters and community and volunteer organizations. Pictured are members of the Perth-Andover Fire Department working to pump out a basement in the village. (Photography by Amanda)

Inspection teams at work in Perth-Andover

Teams of provincial government health and safety inspectors have been at work in Perth-Andover since March 25, assessing properties that were damaged by the March 23 flood. Pictured are members of one of the teams. (Photography by Amanda)

Ice Jam Flooding

An ice jam in the St. John River caused major flooding, impacting homes, businesses and public infrastructure in the Perth-Andover area. (Photography by Amanda)

Ice Jam Flooding

An ice jam in the St. John River caused major flooding, impacting homes, businesses and public infrastructure in the Perth-Andover area. (Photography by Amanda)

Ice Jam Flooding

An ice jam in the St. John River caused major flooding, impacting homes, businesses and public infrastructure in the Perth-Andover area. (Photography by Amanda)

River Watch 2012 / Water level warning

In response to continuous melting caused by above-average temperatures, residents living and working along streams, tributaries and rivers are advised to remain on alert for potential ice jams. In Perth-Andover, water levels are above flood stage due to ice and water movement. Local authorities are evacuating residents in some low-lying areas in the community as a safety precaution. Photo shows ...

Flood Warning

River flows and water levels are expected to remain steady or increase slightly during the next 48 hours. Residents and business owners located in high risk flood areas are advised to ensure their properties and belongings are protected.

Flood Warning

River flows and water levels are expected to remain steady or increase slightly during the next 48 hours. Residents and business owners located in high risk flood areas are advised to ensure their properties and belongings are protected.

Water level watch

Water levels along the St. John River basin will continue to rise slowly during the weekend. Water levels are now expected to peak below flood stages throughout the basin on Sunday.

River Watch 2011 / flood warning

It is expected that flood stages will be met or exceeded over the weekend in the following areas: Clair, Saint-Hilaire, Fredericton and Jemseg. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; Andy Morton, director of the Emergency Measures Organization; and Karl Wilmot, a community emergency preparedness officer, outlined the expected flooding at a news conference. From left: Morton; Trevors; and ...

Update / storm surge, flooding

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization and the Department of Public Safety provided today an update on the impact of the Dec. 21-22 storm surge. Efforts are well underway to assess the storm's impact on public and tourism infrastructure such as coastal roads, seawalls, beaches, parks and boardwalks. From left: Ernie MacGillivray, director, public safety, Emergency Services Branch, Department of ...

Storm surge causes severe damage

A number of homes, businesses, cottages, churches and fish plants between the Chaleur region and Port Elgin sustained damage as a result of the storm surge of Dec. 21-22. The weather system caused significant coastal erosion, particularly in the Bouctouche and Shediac areas. In the picture, the Burnt Church wharf is severely damaged during the storm.

Update / flood, storm surge

The Department of Public Safety and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization issued today an update about the recent storms that have hit the province. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors is encouraging individuals and property owners to report damage caused by either events by calling toll-free, 1-888-298-8555, or by going to the Service New Brunswick website. From ...

Province hit by major storm

A significant storm has occurred throughout the province, affecting, especially, the eastern coast. District emergency operations centres have been activated in Miramichi, Bathurst, Dieppe and Caraquet to provide needed support to local authorities.

Storm surge warning issued

A significant storm is occurring throughout the province, and is affecting the eastern coast of the province. People in low-lying areas should be prepared to move to higher ground. People should also be prepared to evacuate on short notice if safety becomes an issue. Left to right: the minister of Public Safety, Robert B. Trevors, ...

River Watch 2010 / flood watch

In response to colder temperatures, water levels have crested and continue to decline along the St. John River basin. However, persons living or working in low-lying areas subject to open-water flooding are advised to be on the alert for fluctuating water levels. In the first photograph, high water levels washed out a road in Northampton. In the second photograph, a ...