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SJ-EMO supports evacuation at high-rise building in east Saint John

10-Dec-2019

(Updated: 10:00 a.m.)

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, December 10), emergency crews responded to a call at 301 Heather Way, Regency Towers, where the roof of one of the six-storey high rise buildings was compromised due to the strong winds and heavy rain. Fire, Police and Saint John Transit crews conducted an evacuation of all tenants and secured the building.

The Red Cross is working with the Saint John Emergency Management Organization (SJ-EMO) and has set up a temporary reception centre for the displaced tenants at Simonds High School. At this time, 47 evacuees, representing 32 families, are registered with the Canadian Red Cross.
Due to structural damages and water penetration, tenants cannot be granted temporary access to the building at this time.

A partial activation of the SJ-EMO has been established to coordinate resources to support the evacuation.

All evacuees are safe and there are no reported injuries.

Further updates will be provided.

 

 

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