River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Flood warning extended (09/04/30)

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April 30, 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 30, 2009:

In response to the forecast temperatures and precipitation over the next three days, river levels are expected to remain elevated across the province.

Generally, water levels are expected to decrease slightly in the Edmundston, Fredericton and Maugerville areas.

Further downstream, at Sheffield-Lakeville Corner and Jemseg, small decreases through today will occur; however, water levels will be at or near flood stage and remain there over the forecast period.

The only areas where flood stages are expected to be met or exceeded over the forecast period (next two days) are:

- Sheffield-Lakeville Corner; Jemseg

Persons living or working in low-lying areas subject to open-water flooding should continue to be alert to water level increases in their areas.

Prepare now to help your family be safe.

The next report will be issued on Friday, May l, 2009.

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


MEDIA CONTACT: Karl Wilmot, River Watch 2009, 506-453-2133.