Emergency Measures Organization

Prepare for severe weather (08/09/28)

NB 1408

Sept. 28, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Department of Public Safety's Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) is continuing its severe weather warning for all of New Brunswick.

Hurricane Kyle will bring strong winds and heavy rain to Atlantic Canada tonight and tomorrow. Significant rainfall, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages are likely with this storm. Heavy rainfall in these amounts can result in rapid increases in water levels in streams and rivers, and in localized flash flooding.

For urgent situations, the public is reminded that the best way to access emergency services is to call 9-1-1.

Environment Canada has issued local wind and rainfall warnings for most areas of New Brunswick. The public is advised to monitor conditions and local forecasts. Environment Canada forecasts and warnings are available at: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/.

A complete list of weather warnings is available from Environment Canada at: http://meteo.gc.ca/warnings/nb_e.html.

Canadian Hurricane Centre bulletins are available at: http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/index_e.html


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