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Water levels along the SJ River are rising and the SJ-EMO wants you to stay alert and prepare for potential flooding

19-Apr-2019

Based on the five-day forecast from the New Brunswick River Watch Program, the Saint John area is expect to reach flood level, at 4.2 meters, by Tuesday, April 23.

People living near the river should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and stay safe. This includes:

•    Having a plan in place to evacuate, with temporary accommodations, in the event that it is necessary, and enough supplies on hand to sustain each member of your family for at least 72 hours.
•    Remaining a safe distance from rising water, and away from rushing waterways and currents.
•    Moving belongings to higher ground.
•    Observing all road barricades and signage and not driving on roads that are covered in flood water.
•    Being aware of updates to the flood forecast, and staying connected for useful information and instruction from emergency officials.
Visit River Watch 2019 for daily updates to the five-day flood forecast.
If you have a hot water heater or heat pump rental from Saint John Energy that could be at risk of flood damage, call 658-5252 for support.

To report damage to City roads or other infrastructure, call 658-4455.
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