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Heavy Rain Preparation


October 21, 2014

MONCTON – With heavy rain set to fall throughout the week, the City of Moncton would like to inform residents that crews will be on stand-by to deal with any situations that may arise. 
 
Storm drains clogged with leaves can cause local flooding of roads and private property. Residents are encouraged to monitor on-street storm drains around their house and keep them clear of leaves. 

Motorists should be cautious while driving during heavy rainfall; they should slow down to minimize the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours. 

The City does not expect any major issues but is being proactive so that the impacts of any issues as a result of localized flooding are minimal. We encourage citizens to call our 24/7 dispatch line at 859-2643, to report any signs of flooding or other hazards so that crews can be sent out to remedy the situation. 

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Media Contact:

Mélanie Cécyre
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-877-7745