Sept. 26, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following severe weather advisory is issued by the Department of Public Safety's Emergency Measures Organization on Friday, Sept. 26:
Two significant weather systems will affect the province over the weekend. A warm front will bring 25-30 mm (one inch) of rain on Saturday, Sept. 27. This will be followed by tropical storm Kyle, which will bring wind and heavy rain to Atlantic Canada on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28 and 29. Significant rainfall, hurricane-force winds, and widespread power outages are possible with this storm.
Environment Canada advises that rainfall of up to 100 mm (four inches) is expected, and local amounts in excess of that are possible.
Rainfall in these amounts can result in rapid increases in water levels in streams and rivers, and in localized flash flooding. Power outages are also possible, as this storm has the potential to damage trees and overhead power lines.
Marine impacts, such as high seas and heavy surf, will occur well in advance of the storm's arrival. People should be particularly cautious in coastal areas because of high winds and dangerous surf.
People living or working along watercourses or coastal areas should take steps to protect their property and remain on alert until the storm has passed.
This advisory will be of particular concern to those who have been affected by similar storms in the past.
Environment Canada forecasts and warnings are available at: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/.
MEDIA CONTACT: New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, 506-453-2133.