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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Local Water Levels Will Reach Flood Stage Today

The threat of flooding still looming over many parts of the province, with River Watch warning water levels are forecasted to reach flood stage in the Saint John-Quispamsis and Oak Point areas today. 

Other areas of the province including Fredericton and Grand Lake stay will see water levels stay above flood stage. The organization calling the flooding situation in the province continuously changing and asking people to be on alert for ice movement and rising water levels.

Other areas of concern include the upper St. John River at St. Anne-de-Madawaska, the St. John River at Perth-Andover and the Tobique First Nation, Woodstock and the Nashwaak rivers where ice jams are predicted and water levels may rise. Click here for more information on these areas.

The Department of Public Safety's EMO warning people to keep away from the edge of waterways and not to use boats or kayaks in open water because the currents are fast, could be carrying debris and is cold.

EMO and local authorities coordinating emergency social services in a number of communities. For more information on shelters, call the Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597.