Canada 'A sigh of (some) relief:' Saint John flood levels could peak today

02:55  08 may  2018
02:55  08 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

'It's not over': EMO warns of long flood ahead for southern New Brunswick

  'It's not over': EMO warns of long flood ahead for southern New Brunswick Emergency officials are continuing to warn residents about the risk of rising water levels in the southern half of the province on Friday. "This is very much far from over for the southern half of the province," said Geoffrey Downey, a spokesperson for the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization. "It's not over for the Fredericton area and other spots either. We're still well passed flood stage." Premier Brian Gallant announced on Thursday that the province has enlisted help from the Canadian Coast Guard as the province endures the worst spring flood in more than 80 years.

John River exceeded flood stage today flooding streets all over the 6 days ago FREDERICTON — As flood waters in Fredericton began to show some signs of relief Sunday, the owner of a popular craft brewery on the banks of the Saint John River was anxious to assess damage and begin clean-up.

Scenic Seine overflows: Residents of Paris heaved a sigh of relief after the Seine River reached its highest level yesterday at 5.84m, easing fears of widespread flooding But several areas on the city's outskirts were under water, including the southern suburb of Villeneuve- Saint -Georges, where some

a sign on the side of the street: Russell Smith said he has considered leaving his north end home on Ragged Point Road every day because crossings like this may become impassable.© Matthew Bingley/CBC Russell Smith said he has considered leaving his north end home on Ragged Point Road every day because crossings like this may become impassable.

The City of Saint John says flood levels in the region could peak by the end of today.

"A sigh of (some) relief may be in sight" for residents affected by historic flooding, the city posted on Twitter around 1:30 p.m.

The latest information from New Brunswick River Watch indicates the floodwaters could crest during high tide at 6:30 p.m., with waters beginning to recede "very slowly over the next few days."

Officials initially predicted the levels would not peak until Tuesday, when the St. John River was forecast to reach 5.8 metres.

Coast guard poised to assist New Brunswick EMO with flood response

  Coast guard poised to assist New Brunswick EMO with flood response The Canadian Coast Guard mobilized in Saint John on Friday and is now ready to assist the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization with record-breaking flooding in the region. The exact role and destination of the 11 staff and four vessels has not yet been determined, said Keith Laidlaw, deputy superintendent of environmental response for the Atlantic region. "We are just arriving on site and standing up our staging area," he told CBC News shortly before noon at the coast guard depot on Navy Way.

It was dawn, and she breathed a sigh of relief at being safe. Relief made the tears she'd been holding begin to fall. Relief flooded her as she saw the police tape around the area where she'd found the body.

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It currently stands at 5.7 metres. Flood stage for the region is 4.2 metres.

"Water levels will continue to fluctuate based on daily tidal impacts, but maximum high tide levels are also receding this week," the city tweeted today.

a close up of a sign: Officials said that once the floodwaters peak, it will take a few days for the water to recede.© CBC News Officials said that once the floodwaters peak, it will take a few days for the water to recede.

Citizens are urged to continue to exercise extreme caution as flood conditions will persist for the "foreseeable future."

The recovery will take much longer, the head of the city's Emergency Measures Organization advised on Sunday.

"We think recovery is going to be really long," said Kevin Clifford, who is also the city's fire chief.

The recovery could take "10 times" as long as the flooding itself, which started.

Southern New Brunswick flood victims still in deep water

  Southern New Brunswick flood victims still in deep water Southern New Brunswick flood victims still in deep waterOver the weekend, flooding reached "historic levels" in the southern region and EMO officials are continuing to urge people in the flood zones to voluntarily leave their homes.

SAINT JOHN , N.B. -- Flood waters continue to rise in southern New Brunswick, and so do concerns for health and safety. Kevin Clifford, the director of Emergency Management for Saint John , said water levels in the city were expected to peak around 5.9 metres today -- or about

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