FREDERICTON -- Water levels are continuing to recede in New Brunswick as health and safety inspection teams assess homes along the St. John River.

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization says water levels have dropped below the flood stage in most areas.

It says only the Jemseg area outside of Fredericton is expected to remain above the flood stage for the rest of this week.

Homes and businesses are being assessed for flood damage today in the Maugerville, Hampton, Quispamsis, Rothesay, and Kingston areas.

The health and safety teams are made up of fire inspectors, health inspectors and environment inspectors, as well as electrical and structural professionals.

The inspections determine whether homes or businesses are safe enough for residents or owners to remain or return.