Emergency Measures Organization

Localized flooding advisory (09/02/27)

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Feb. 27, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has issued an advisory concerning the potential for localized flooding, effective today, Friday, Feb. 27.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all areas of the province, forecasting rain and above freezing temperatures for Friday and Saturday. Rainfall amounts in the range of 10 to 20 millimetres can be expected.

While this weather event will not likely have a significant impact on major river systems, persons living or working along streams, tributaries and small rivers in all parts of the province are asked to be on alert. These conditions could lead to localized flooding, particularly where normal drainage systems are blocked by snow and ice. Areas of poor drainage may sustain standing water, and minor flooding of basements may occur. In addition, driving conditions will be hazardous, and people should take care.

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

A variety of self-help advice is also available on the NB-EMO Public Alerts site at: http://www.gnb.ca/public/info-e.asp.


MEDIA CONTACT: N.B. Emergency Measures Organization, 1-800-561-4034.