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Heavy rain prompts flood warning in parts of New Brunswick
Flooding fears remained a real concern in parts of New Brunswick Tuesday, as waters continued to rise.
The New Brunswick government is keeping a close eye on rivers with heavy rain forecast across the province.
About an inch of rain was added to an already swollen St. John River Tuesday.
“Which is quite significant, it will have some impact on water levels for the next few days to come,” says Wayne Tallon, of the Fredericton EMO. “We hadn't anticipated the rivers to rise to levels they are now.”
“Jemseg and Fredericton areas are expected to reach warning stage tomorrow and surpass flood stage Thursday,” says Paul Bradley, of the NB EMO.
With a flood warning, the EMO says the possibility of water over roads and water in basements increases in flood prone areas.
“So, if you haven't taken the time to protect yourself, you're running out to of time,” says Bradley.
Fredericton resident Bailey Broesky lives in a flood watch area of the city.
“I’m a little nervous,” says Broesky.
Broesky’s basement flooded last year and is still being repaired as she gets ready for another threat.
“Last year we weren't able to get to our house for 10 days, so we stayed at a friend's house, the road was completely flooded over,” says Broesky.
Several areas of the St. John River hit the flood advisory stage Tuesday and with ice still holding above the Grand Falls Gorge, a local state of emergency remains in effect for Perth-Andover.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Nick Moore and The Canadian Press