River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Water level advisory (09/04/21)

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April 21, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level advisory is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009:

In response to the forecast precipitation over the next 24 hours, water levels along the St. John River basin are expected to increase.

Those areas affected by heavy rain may see drainage systems overwhelmed. Localized flooding of low lying areas is possible.

In addition, the above-freezing temperatures forecast for the rest of the week will promote significant snowmelt, which can be expected to further increase water flows and 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 Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

More information is available at the River Watch 2009 website, www.gnb.ca/riverwatch.


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