FREDERICTON (GNB) – Residents can now report damages related to the extreme rainfall of Jan. 12-13 by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering damages online.

Reporting damages to the provincial government is an important part of the provincial damage assessment and recovery process. The Damage Report Line program will allow residents, tenants, small businesses and not-for profit organizations to receive information and register their flood-related damage with a single phone call. It will also put health and safety inspection teams into flood-affected areas to allow residents to return to their homes more quickly.

The Department of Environment and Local Government will be providing free water testing for New Brunswickers affected by flooding.

Residents are reminded to:

  • Contact their insurance companies immediately to report damage.
  • Take photos of damages in their homes or properties.
  • Keep receipts of any repairs and replacement purchases for any uninsurable losses.
  • Log the amount of hours of work undertaken for residents who are cleaning their own properties, or family members or those who have assisted in the cleanup process of their property.