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Rainfall and high wind advisories issued for Saint John


As Hurricane Irene makes it way up the East Coast, citizens of the City of Saint John are advised to prepare for heavy winds and possible storm surges along the coast.

The City of Saint John reminds citizens to stay away from coastal beaches Sunday and Monday as the expected storm surge and heavy wave action could create dangerous conditions at beaches, including Mispec and Saints Rest.

Municipal Operations crews are monitoring the rainfall, which is expected to be in the range of 50 to 80 mm Sunday and early Monday morning. Please check any storm drains and ditches on your property for debris. If any roads are closed due to flooding, an advisory will be issued. Please listen to local radio stations or visit saintjohn.ca to see any posted road closures.

The Saint John  Emergency Management Organization is monitoring the storm and will issue advisories as required.

To report flooding or other storm-related damage, please call 658-4455. In case of emergency, please call 911.