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Heavy Rain Preparation


September 30, 2015

                                                                                                                             
MONCTON – With upwards of 120mm of rain expected to fall over the next 24-36 hours, the City of Moncton would like to inform residents that crews are on stand-by to deal with any situations that may arise. Residents are strongly encouraged to visit the City’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

The City is being proactive so that the impacts of any issues as a result of localized flooding are minimal. We encourage citizens to call our 24/7dispatch line at 859-2643, to report any signs of flooding or other hazards so that crews can be sent out to remedy the situation. 

Storm drains clogged with debris 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 debris. 

Residents should also monitor their basement for possible flooding and report any incident at 859-2643.

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 will provide updates throughout the day.

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Media Contact:

Isabelle LeBlanc
Director of communications
City of Moncton
506-853-3592