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Rainy Weather Preparations


January 13, 2014

MONCTON – Because of the additional rainfall expected tomorrow, the City of Moncton would like to inform residents that crews will be on stand-by to deal with any situations that may arise. 

The City does not expect any major issues, but is being proactive so that the impacts of any localized flooding are minimal. We encourage residents to call Public Works 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. 

Residents are encouraged to clear storm drains near their property if they are capable, in order to reduce the risk of street flooding. 

Home owners who experience flooding should contact their insurance provider immediately. 

Also, we remind motorists that during heavy rainfall they 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, can be found online at moncton.ca, under the Residents tab, in the Emergency Preparedness section.

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Media Contact:

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