River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Flood warning (09/04/23)

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April 23, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following flood warning is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) on Thursday, April 23, 2009:

In response to the heavy precipitation earlier this week, the rain forecast for today and rising temperatures later this week, river levels are expected to increase for the next several days across the province. Flood stages will be reached or exceeded over the coming days in a number of areas.

Person living or working in low-lying areas that are subject to open-water flooding should take immediate steps to ensure that property at risk is moved above high-water levels and to secure objects that might float. Residents are advised to review their personal flood plan and to have their emergency kit at hand.

Areas where flood stages will be met or exceeded over the forecast period (next two days) include:

Upper St. John River basin

Saint-Hilaire and Edmundston

Lower St. John River basin

Fredericton, Maugerville and Jemseg

Water levels for the forecast period are as follows:

Prepare now to help your family be safe.

The next report will be issued on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Flood Warning

Rising water will result in flooding of areas adjacent to identified watercourses. Persons close to these areas must take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their property from flood waters.

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


MEDIA CONTACT: NB-EMO River Watch 2009, 506-453-2133.