City prepares for flood cleanup


(Saint John, NB) As water levels stabilize and are forecasted to recede in the coming days, the Saint John EMO and City of Saint John crews will begin to transition their efforts from flood response to flood recovery.

Emergency sandbag distribution centres will be closing at 7:00 p.m. and will not reopen. Sandbags will remain available to flood-impacted residents and are available by calling Customer Service at 658-4455.

Beginning Sunday, April 28, Saint John Police and Saint John Fire crews will be collecting recovery information from flood-impacted residents during wellness checks. This information will help to identify what assistance and resources are needed, including volunteers. This will include the removal of wet or damaged household items, yard debris and sandbags. It will be critical for people who have flooding in their homes to get wet materials out as quickly as possible once the water recedes and it is safe to do so.

Residents who require assistance at their home may call 658-2844, email or complete an online form to identify the type of help they require and when it is needed. Volunteers are asked to do the same to identify their availability. Visit

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Corporate Communications
City of Saint John
11th floor, City Hall
(506) 649-6008