Multimedia - River Watch - New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/river_watch/multimedia.html Multimedia - River Watch - New Brunswick River Watch 2016 officially launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.03.2016-03-14_01.jpg.html 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 in monitoring and forecasting the water flow in the province's rivers and streams. From left: Claude Côté, meteorologist with Environment Canada; Greg MacCallum, director of the Emergency Measures Organization; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman; Nadine Caissie Long, River Watch data specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government; and Stacey Cooling, operations manager with the Emergency Measures Organization. Mon, 14 March 2016 00:00:00 AST River Watch earns KIRA award for innovation in public sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2015.05.2015-05-08_02.jpg.html 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 Measures Organization and NB Power. From left: Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman; Glen Hanscom, civil hydraulic engineer at NB Power; Nelda Craig, Department of Environment and Local Government; Darryl Pupek, formerly of the Department of Environment and Local Government now with the Executive Council Office; Nadine Caissie Long, Department of Environment and Local Government and Premier Brian Gallant. Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 AST Ice piled up in Perth-Andover http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2015.04.2015-04-18_01.jpg.html Ice jams continue to form as conditions are conducive to ice break up and movement. Sat, 18 April 2015 00:00:00 AST Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-17_1.JPG.html 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. Thu, 17 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Flood damage in Sussex http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-17_2.jpg.html 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 Thu, 17 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Ice piled up in Doaktown http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-17_3.jpg.html 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. Thu, 17 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Water-covered road near Drummond http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-17_4.jpg.html 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. Thu, 17 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Update / River Watch advisory http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2013.03.2013-18-03_3.jpg.html 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 local roads. Mon, 18 March 2013 00:00:00 AST Recovery program announced for flood victims http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-30_1.jpg.html 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) Fri, 30 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Cleanup continues in Perth-Andover http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-29_2.jpg.html 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) Thu, 29 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Inspection teams at work in Perth-Andover http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-29_3.jpg.html 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) Thu, 29 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Ice Jam Flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-25_1.jpg.html 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) Sun, 25 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Ice Jam Flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-24_1.jpg.html 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) Sat, 24 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Ice Jam Flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-23_3.jpg.html 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) Fri, 23 March 2012 00:00:00 AST River Watch 2012 / Water level warning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2012.03.2012-03-22_2.jpg.html 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 ice movement in the St. John River at Perth-Andover. Thu, 22 March 2012 00:00:00 AST Flood Warning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2011.05.2011-05-06_5.jpg.html 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. Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 AST Flood Warning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2011.05.2011-05-06_2.jpg.html 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. Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 AST Water level watch http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2011.04.2011-04-29_1.jpg.html 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. Fri, 29 April 2011 00:00:00 AST River Watch 2011 / flood warning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2011.04.2011-04-28_1.jpg.html 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 Wilmot. Thu, 28 April 2011 00:00:00 AST Update / storm surge, flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-23_2.jpg.html 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 Public Safety; and Andy Morton of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization. Thu, 23 December 2010 00:00:00 AST Storm surge causes severe damage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-23_1.jpg.html 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. Thu, 23 December 2010 00:00:00 AST Update / flood, storm surge http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-22_4.jpg.html 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 left: Bill Lanlor, spokesman, Canadian Red Cross Society; Trevors; and Ernie MacGillivray, director, public safety, Emergency Services Branch, Department of Public Safety. Wed, 22 December 2010 00:00:00 AST Province hit by major storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-22_1.jpg.html 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. Wed, 22 December 2010 00:00:00 AST Storm surge warning issued http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-21_1.jpg.html 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, and Ernie MacGillivray, Director, Public Safety, Emergency Services (Branch). Tue, 21 December 2010 00:00:00 AST River Watch 2010 / flood watch http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2010.12.2010-12-16_2.jpg.html 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 Department of Transportation truck is parked on a damaged road at Tower Hill, St. Stephen. In the third photograph, flood waters have swept a car off a road at Burtts Corner. Thu, 16 December 2010 00:00:00 AST Mon, 14 March 2016 00:00:00 AST