Moncton Urges Residents To Prepare For Possible Flooding, Flash Freeze

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 16:26 PM

With significant rainfall and a flash freeze expected this weekend, the City of Moncton is urging residents to take precautionary measures in order to minimize the risk of flooding.

The City's Emergency Measures team and Public Works' staff will be on stand-by and updates will be provided as needed.

Residents should contact the 24-7 dispatch line at 859-2643 if they have something to report.

Crews are trying to clear some of the main catch basins of ice and snow but residents are urged to do the same near their properties since there are more than 8,000 catch basins in Moncton.

Basement flooding is a possibility and residents should test their sump pumps and backflow prevention valves.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to use caution as the temperature drops tomorrow since salting will be limited given the heavy rainfall which would simply wash it away.

USEFUL RESOURCES

Government of Canada: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

Canadian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.ca/ or the Be Ready app (available for free in the App Store)

72-hour kits (in the event of a prolonged power outage): http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ps-sp/pdf/emo/2015-NB-EMObooklet-E.pdf

NB Power:  https://www.nbpower.com/Open/Outages.aspx?lang=en