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City Prepares for Tropical Storm Erin

28-Aug-2019

UPDATE: 4:15 PM | August 28, 2019

NBEMO is monitoring changes to the storm’s track, which now shows Erin heading up the Bay of Fundy, well west of predictions. Updates will follow as information and projections change. 

The City of Saint John and Saint John EMO are currently monitoring the weather forecast as Tropical Depression 6 is expected to become Tropical Storm Erin and pass through the Atlantic region on Thursday. While not anticipated to cause significant impacts in our region, if the storm moves east, the impacts may cause localized flooding and moderate wind conditions.  Storm surge and high waves are not forecasted. 

City crews are checking on catch basins and will be closely monitoring drains, culverts, wastewater collection systems and wastewater lift stations. Tree crews will be available to deal with any fallen limbs.

With a localized flooding risk and power outages possible, Saint John EMO recommends having your home 72-hour emergency kits ready to go. The impacts of Erin may be minimal; however, we are now entering the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, which continues through the month of September and into October. 

To report flooding or other damage to City infrastructure, or if you require assistance due to flooding, please call the City of Saint John Customer Service line at 658-4455.

For emergencies, please call 911.

To sign up to receive emergency notifications, visit the City's Emergency Alert System on www.saintjohn.ca.

To report a fallen power line or power outages, call Saint John Energy at 658-5252 or visit them online.

 

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