April 12, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level warning is issued by River Watch 2010 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Monday, April 12, 2010:
Water flows and levels along the of the St. John River basin will start to decline slowly over the next 48 hours in response to the weather forecast for the same period.
Flood stage in the Jemseg area has been exceeded at 4.37 m and will continue its rise to 4.4 m on Tuesday, April 13. Motorists are cautioned that rising waters in this area may force wildlife to seek refuge on the higher ground of the highways and become a hazard to traffic.
Persons living and working along streams, tributaries and rivers are advised to continue to pay close attention to local water levels. Residents are advised to know the risks, make a plan, and prepare an emergency kit. Prepare now to help your family be safe.
The next report will be issued on Tuesday, April 13. More information is available at the River Watch 2010 website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Karl Wilmot, River Watch 2010, 506-453-2133.