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Wind and rain in the forecast could increase risk around floodwater

26-Apr-2019

There is a special weather statement issued for the Saint John region beginning this evening. We can expect close to 10mm of rain overnight and 10-15mm tomorrow, along with significant winds and gusts up to 70km per hour.

The winds could cause increased wave action that makes for dangerous conditions, and creates more movement of the debris and floating ice. Currents are strong, cold and carry other contaminants.

Your safety is important.

• Stay out of the water and avoid boating, kayaking or other water activities. 
• Avoid walking along waterways as the banks are unstable and anyone who gets too close is at risk of being swept away. 
• Be extra cautious around sandbag walls as the risk of collapse could present a serious risk to your safety.

There will be an increased military presence in the City tomorrow to assist our emergency crews with wellness checks and emergency support for those in flood-impacted areas.

If your property is further impacted by the weather and you require assistance, you can call 648-3333 and we will do our best to assist.

For emergencies, call 911. Stay safe, Saint John!

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