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Minor flooding reported in New Brunswick communities along St. John River

FREDERICTON — Emergency measures officials in New Brunswick say water levels in the St. John River have exceeded the flood stage in the village of Gagetown and are forecast to remain high until Sunday.

FREDERICTON — Emergency measures officials in New Brunswick say water levels in the St. John River have exceeded the flood stage in the village of Gagetown and are forecast to remain high until Sunday.

River levels in Saint-Hilaire are expected to slightly exceed flood stage on Thursday, while levels in Jemseg are expected to do so on Friday.

River Watch officials say they are not anticipating widespread flooding in any communities given the current forecast.

New Brunswickers are reminded to keep watercraft off the water and stay away from riverbanks that may become unstable.

People who live in flood-prone areas are advised to have a plan to evacuate and be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Earlier this week, Premier Blaine Higgs said evacuees would not be able to stay with friends and family because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Red Cross would arrange accommodations.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2020.

The Canadian Press




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