Emergency Measures Organization

Update: flooding due to Post-tropical Storm Hanna (08/09/07)

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Sept. 7, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following update on flooding in New Brunswick due to Post-tropical Storm Hanna is issued by the Emergency Measures Organization on Sunday, Sept. 7:

Heavy rainfall from Post-tropical Storm Hanna moving through Atlantic Canada has caused localized flooding in parts of southern New Brunswick.

As of 1:30 p.m., Environment Canada reported the heaviest rainfalls were 141 mm at Point Lepreau and 139 mm in Saint John. Heavy rainfall warnings are ended throughout southern, central and northern New Brunswick.

Some residential and infrastructure damage has been reported in the Saint John area due to localized flooding. Drivers in affected areas should exercise caution.

While higher water levels and backups in municipal storm sewers will drain quickly in urban areas, streams and rivers in affected areas may remain high for a couple of days.

People living or working along watercourses or the southern and eastern coastlines of the province should remain on alert until water flows and levels return to normal.

More information is available at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/warnings_e.html.

A list of traffic advisories can be found on the Department of Transportation website at: http://www1.gnb.ca/cnb/transportation/index-e.asp.


MEDIA CONTACT: Emergency Measures Organization, 506-453-2133.