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Last updated: September 17, 2023, 3:00 p.m. This is our last official update.
Cleanup and power restoration efforts are underway following post-tropical storm Lee.
Wind gusts in excess of 85 km/h and rainfall amounts of up to 121 mm were reported during the storm. Downed trees, tree contact with lines and high winds caused power outages throughout much of the province.
Approximately 90,000 NB Power customers were impacted by outages throughout the weekend. In areas where outages are restored, crews are being relocated to where they are most needed. Restoration efforts will continue for the next few days. For latest restoration times, please go to https://www.nbpower.com/outages
New Brunswickers are advised to stay away from areas where trees are in contact with powerlines or blocking roadways, and to call 911 if there is an immediate safety concern. They should not prune or remove trees on lines, as direct or indirect contact with power lines can be fatal.
NBEMO is continuing to monitor the situation along with emergency management partners across the province. Assessment and cleanup are ongoing and based on initial information from communities that damages to infrastructure and properties are light, disaster financial assistance is not expected. Wind and surface flooding are insurable losses. Impacted individuals should contact their insurance providers to report damage. As part of any cleanup they should also:
The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is activated to Level 1 (enhanced monitoring).
Each municipality has its own emergency response plan and leads the response for emergency events in their area. Check with your municipality or community for emergency updates and support services.
In the Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton regions, crews are working to ensure roadways are cleared of trees and debris.
Motorists are advised to be aware of closures and possible interruptions as a result of this weekend’s storm. They should plan ahead if they are considering travel today and continue to check 511 New Brunswick or dial 511 within New Brunswick for updates on the status of closures and the latest road conditions.
Get the latest on power outages from NB Power
If this is an emergency, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a stressful situation.
Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Self-care during a stressful situation will help your long-term healing. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think clearly and protect yourself and your loved ones.