Heavy Rain Expected In Charlotte County

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 09:55 AM

It's going to be dark and stormy this week in Charlotte County.

Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for the entire province of New Brunswick, with plenty of rain in the southern half of the province, and freezing rain warnings in the north.

Up to 40 mms of rain is expected to fall in Charlotte County, beginning tonight and ending early Wednesday morning.

The forecaster says localized flooding is possible in low-lying areas, especially with the melting snow.

In the meantime, the provincial Emergency Measures Organization is ready to go for what could be the first flooding event of the year for the province.

Officials are monitoring all the province's water courses, especially the Saint John River Basin, and say the situation is stable and all water levels remain below flooding levels ahead of the storm.

The EMO giving a few tips to New Brunswickers, such as moving your belongings to higher ground is you live in an area prone to flooding, as well as stay away from the banks of waterways as they are cold and fast this time of year, often with debris, and can become dangerous.

You're asked to report any ice jams or issues related to rising water by calling 1-800-561-4034. You can also check out the River Watch website CLICK HERE.