Canada Costly cleanup starts in flooded New Brunswick

00:56  15 may  2018
00:56  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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.

For many residents of the riverside communities of New Brunswick , the long and stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood .

For exhausted residents of the riverside communities of southern New Brunswick , the stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties and considering their future is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood .

MAUGERVILLE, N.B. - For many residents of the riverside communities of New Brunswick, the long and stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood.

Water levels have been dropping steadily in the in flood-stricken province, revealing structural damage.

In the community of Maugerville on the east side of the Saint John River, resident Bruce Betts spent the past three days hauling damaged furniture, appliances and gyprock out of a basement that filled with over a metre of water.

He says neighbours have been helping one another to carry the damaged materials to the curbside, where it is being trucked away to landfill sites.

Sewage health risk posed by flooding in New Brunswick

  Sewage health risk posed by flooding in New Brunswick Sewage health risk posed by flooding in New BrunswickNew Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization warned on Sunday that many sewage systems have been overwhelmed by the flooding.

For exhausted residents of the riverside communities of southern New Brunswick , the stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties and considering their future is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood .

Mon, May 14: The stressful process of cleaning up damaged properties and considering their future is underway in the wake of a record-breaking flood in New Brunswick . Todd Veinotte has more.

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Betts says he and many of his neighbours are going to apply for disaster relief through the province, as insurance wasn't available in his area and his costs run into the thousands of dollars.

The Jemseg area is the only region where water is expected to remain above flooding levels for the rest of the week.

The province has put out a call out to volunteers to aid in the massive cleanup efforts, and about 60 members from the Canadian Armed Forces were deployed Friday to help the provincial government with damage assessment.

N.B. flood recovery costs could hit $80M, minister says .
A major flood that destroyed homes and cottages along the St. John River could cost taxpayers up to $80 million.The New Brunswick government could cover between $10 million and $15 million of those costs, said Andrew Harvey. The  federal government would cover the remainder.

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