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Flood impacted areas can expect access to be cut off as early as Wednesday, April 24

23-Apr-2019

A Canadian Red Cross Reception Centre is open daily at 82 Market Place West for those impacted

(Saint John, NB) Flood levels are 4.8 metres today, and are forecast to reach 5.7 metres by Friday. For reference, peak flood level last year was 5.73 metres. A voluntary evacuation advisory has been issued to residents in flood-impacted areas. 

Access to the following areas are expected to be cut off in the coming days

Notice to residents along the Westfield Road 

KBM areas: With the flood forecast showing water levels reaching 5.7 metres by Friday, the City has begun work to maintain road access along the Westfield Road. Engineers are working to determine the best course of action to temporarily build up the road near Mellinger Crescent (west end of Westfield Road). The work is expected to begin by Thursday. 
South Bay: Notice to residents along the Westfield Road between the Gault Road and Grenville Lane should expect access to homes to be cut off by tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, as water crosses the road near Grenville Lane. 

Notice to residents on Randolph Island (Dominion Park)
Based on current flood projections, residents living on Randolph Island should expect access to homes to be cut off by tomorrow, April 24, as water crosses the bridge on Green Head Road. 

Notice to residents in Ragged Point
Based on current flood projections, residents living in Ragged Point should expect access to homes to be cut off as early as tomorrow, April 24. Water will begin to cross the road near the beach on Wednesday and it could cross the road near the large culvert just beyond the soccer fields on Thursday. 

See the map for areas impacted by the voluntary evacuation notice: 

Voluntary Evacuation Notice - River Watch 2019

Reception centre opened for those displaced by flooding

The SJ-EMO in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross opened a Reception Centre at 1:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 23. The Reception Centre is set up in the Carleton Community Centre located at 82 Market Place West, Saint John, NB. 

The Centre will offer residents who are displaced due to flooding a safe place to register, get more information, charge electronics, and receive other support services as required.   Those who have chosen to leave their homes and stay with family or friends should register with the Canadian Red Cross at the Reception Centre, or by calling 1-800-863-6582 so we know you are safe.
The hours of operation will be 8 am to 8 pm daily, until further notice. Outside of these hours, affected residents can contact the Canadian Red Cross at: 1-800-863-6582

Updates are available at www.saintjohn.ca/riverwatch
 
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