Emergency Measures Organization

Localized flooding advisory (09/04/21)

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April 21, 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, Tuesday, April 21, 2009:

Environment Canada has issued heavy rainfall warnings for all areas in the southern part of the province, forecasting rain that could exceed 50 mm locally through today and Wednesday.

While this weather event will not likely have an immediate affect 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 overwhelmed. Areas of poor drainage may sustain standing water, and minor flooding of basements may occur. In addition, driving conditions will be hazardous, so 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 available at the NB-EMO public alerts site, http://www.gnb.ca/public/info-e.asp.


MEDIA CONTACT: Daniel Lessard, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-453-4433.