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City Prepares for Heavy Rainfall

04-Sep-2012

(Saint John, NB)  Between 40 and 60 millimetres of rain are forecast for Saint John beginning around midnight and continuing into Wednesday.
Residents in low-lying areas or areas susceptible to flooding should take steps to prepare for potential flooding.

The City of Saint John Municipal Operations will be monitoring the weather conditions and clearing and maintaining drainage paths. Residents are advised to check eaves troughs and drainage swales, as well as catch basins or ditches on or near their property for debris.

Residents are advised to use caution when driving and to observe barricades and road closures. Police will be monitoring any flooded roads and taking appropriate measures, including enforcement to ensure compliance with barricades and/or traffic signs, and obeying police officers signals.

Please listen to local radio stations or check the City of Saint John website at www.saintjohn.ca for updates or special announcements related to the effects of the storm.