Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Saint John River Flooding in New Brunswick

News Round-Up: New Brunswick flooding near record levels

PostedNew Brunswick flooding near record levels:

Prime Minster Stephen Harper is set to arrive in New Brunswick this afternoon to view the damage created by the Saint John River flooding. Homes have floated off their foundation and traveled downstream, while 600 families and individuals have been evacuated. New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham is urging patience and understanding by local residents. Heavy rains, combined with melted snow, have overwhelmed the river, which extends nearly 700 kilometres, and brought water levels to a point many regions have not seen in more than three decades.


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