Jan. 25, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - An advisory concerning the potential for localized flooding, effective today, has been issued by the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO).
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for all areas of the province, forecasting rain and mild temperatures for today and Tuesday. Up to 30 mm of rain is expected. A wind warning has been issued for the coastal areas of the province, with winds gusting to 90 km/h.
While this weather is not expected to 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.
A variety of self-help advice is available at NB-EMO Public Alerts.
MEDIA CONTACT: N.B. Emergency Measures Organization, 1-800-561-4034.