FREDERICTON (GNB) – Residents can now report damages related to the current spring freshet 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.

Service New Brunswick TeleServices line will be available to receive calls between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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.

The damage assessments will be reviewed, and health and safety inspection teams may be dispatched if required.

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.

No Disaster Financial Assistance program has been established yet for this event. This decision will be taken following the completion of a damage assessment and a recommendation submitted to the provincial government. If a program is approved and established, an official announcement will be made.