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Effective Immediately - Voluntary Evacuation Notice to Saint John residents in areas along the St. John River in the Dominion Park, Millidgeville and South Bay areas

01-May-2018

Due to flooding, road closures, and rising water levels along the St. John River, the Saint John-EMO is issuing a recommended voluntary evacuation notice effective immediately for residents living in the following areas:

• Randolph – those living past the Randolph Bridge

• Westfield Road area (South Bay to Morna) – those living between the Gault Road and the eastern end of Mellinger Crescent

• Ragged Point Road – those living past the St. Francois De Sales Church

• Beach Road

• Any other isolated area along the St. John River within the City of Saint John 

Emergency access and local traffic to these areas is now limited and is expected to be completely cut off due to increased flooding. This voluntary evacuation notice impacts an estimated 1,900 people.

Affected residents are asked to make their own accommodations with family and friends. Those who are unable to make their own arrangements and require assistance can visit the Reception Centre at the Carleton Community Centre, 82, Market Place West, NB E2M 1B5. The Centre will be open until 10 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 2.  Affected residents are encouraged to evacuate with their pets. 

Residents should evacuate with the following supplies:
• A week's worth of clothing
• Medications
• Identification, cash and keys
• Pets, their food, carriers and medical history/list of vaccinations

Those with mobility issues and those who require assistance leaving their home can contact the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582.

All residents who evacuate their homes should register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582 so we know you are safe and can maintain contact.

Water levels along the St. John River will continue to rise throughout the week and further road closures will be put in place as this happens. Flooding and road closures are expected to isolate homes in affected areas for seven days or more. Emergency services will have limited ability to respond and reach residents who chose to stay in these areas during this time. 

River water levels are currently close to 5 meters, and could reach 6.6 meters by Sunday. This exceeds the 2008 flood level by over a meter.

Evacuation Area - May 1

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