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Hurricane Arthur Preparations


July 4, 2014
 
MONCTON – Due to Saturday’s forecasted arrival of hurricane Arthur on the Moncton area, the City of Moncton would like to advise residents that municipal crews will be on stand-by to respond to localized street flooding, fallen trees, and other issues related to the storm. 

While the City does not expect major storm damage, various City services are on alert to plan, monitor and respond to any emergencies. Citizens are asked to call the 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. 

For the most recent updates, visit www.facebook.com/cityofmoncton.villedemoncton (public page - no account needed) or www.twitter.com @CityofMoncton. 

Tips for Residents

  • To help avoid localized street flooding, please clear any drainage on or near your property of leaves or other debris.
  • Please store and/or tie down any patio furniture, etc. to avoid additional property damage by high winds.
  • During heavy rainfall, motorists should be cautious and slow down while driving because of the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours.
  • Information on emergency preparedness and emergency kits, and on how to deal with various situations, including flooding and hurricanes, can be found online at moncton.ca, under the Residents tab, in the Emergency Preparedness section.

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Media Contact:
Nicole O. Melanson
Communications, City of Moncton
Nicole.melanson@moncton.ca / 506-961-7334