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Flood Information Update -- Thursday, May 10


Many road closures remain in place
Up to date road closures and opening can be found at:

Road Cleaning Blitz will begin tomorrow
Crews with the City’s Transportation and Environment Services will begin a road clean up blitz across all flood locations tomorrow to remove debris off the streets. Inspectors will continue with road assessments and roads will reopen as they are deemed safe. The goal is to have as many assessments as possible completed by the end of the weekend.

Notice to Solid Waste Customers West and North
There will no garbage/compost collection on Friday May 11, 2018 in the following areas.

• By Road number 7
• Ferry Cove Lane after house number 16
• Lawrence Long Road
• Westfield Road from Greenville Lane to Gault Road

Special arrangements will be made for residential collection once flood waters recede and the infrastructure of the roads are assessed.

All residents in flooded areas, do not put  river debris in your compost. River debris is likely contaminated and must be disposed with regular garbage,

Special Flood Solid Waste Pick Up for Residents in affected areas
City of Saint John residents are reminded that pick up for regular garbage and compost will remain on the regular schedule, unless otherwise communicated by the City on www.saintjohn.ca.

There will be three special pickups in flood affected areas – weeks of May 21, May 28 and June 4. Have your refuse to the curb by Monday of each of these three weeks, and sorted into four piles:   
• white goods (such as appliances)
• Bagged garbage
• flood debris
• sandbags

The City will arrange for special pick up of flood-damaged material for residents on private lanes/roads. Residents in these areas must place their flood-damaged debris and white goods at the end of their road as per the above schedule.

Important messages:
• Do NOT put flood debris in the compost.
• Do NOT burn flood debris, as this can cause negative environmental impacts.
• Waste being accepted during pickups includes: appliances (remove doors and covers for safety), furniture, carpeting, insulation, paper products, etc. Small loose items should be bagged or boxed. Furniture may be included with bagged garbage. Construction and demolition materials (wood, concrete blocks, etc.) should be placed in the flood debris pile.
• Illegal dumping is prohibited and offenders are subject to fines.
People wishing to independently dispose of flood-related items may take them at no charge to the Crane Mountain landfill.

The hours of operation will be extended from May 19 – June 30, 2018 as follows:
Monday – Friday       7:30am – 7:00pm (7:30am - 5pm normal)
Saturday                     7:30am – 5:00pm (8am - 12pm normal)
Sunday (Closed)
For more information call 738-1212

Moving to Recovery
The SJ-EMO is just beginning to transition from response to recovery as flood water in the area is still receding. The cleanup process will be significant as we deal with the cleanup, maintenance and restoration required for City infrastructure (road, parks and other public spaces), utilities (Saint John Water wastewater treatment and Saint John Energy), as well as private properties. We are collaborating with the NB-EMO, PNB, the Canadian Red Cross, local service districts, and other agencies and corporations to mobilize our resources to prepare for and assist with this effort.

We ask for the continued patience of residents while the flood recovery process begins. The members of Saint John EMO want ensure the safety of residents and our first responders. Safety remains our first priority.

Mental Health Support Service
Horizon Health Network is offering telephone support to any resident who is experiencing emotional distress or who is in a mental health crisis or who may require an in-home assessment by a mental health professional. Please call the toll free Mobile Crisis Service # 1-888-811-3664 between 8am and midnight.
If you just need a listening ear any time of the day or night, please call the Provincial CHIMO toll free help line at 1-800-667-5005. They provide a confidential anonymous service 24 hours a day.

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