Flooding Information

April 30th, 2019

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Current Emergency Operations Centre Status – Level 2 (Partial Activation)

Activation Level Descriptions

River Watch 2019 Flood Information

Report Flood Damages- click here

NB River Watch 2019 webpage

Flood information:

Before a flood
During a flood
After a flood

River Watch 2019 Update – Sunday, April 28, 2019

The St. John River level is currently 5.29m. Forecasting indicates levels will continue to decrease slowly. Residents can expect the river to remain above flood stage until at least Friday.

Residents who remain in flood impacted areas are reminded to ensure they have enough water, food, medications, and supplies for at least 1 week. Please be warned that emergency services may not be able to reach you in the event of a flood or non-flood related emergency.

The Grand Bay-Westfield EMO wishes to express our thanks to the many people who have and continue to give their time and energy to help the residents of our community who have been affected by the flood.

Water Distribution

The Emergency Operations Centre for Grand Bay-Westfield in conjunction with the NB Regional Emergency Operations Centre has bottled drinking water available for those whose wells may be contaminated due to flooding. Each household can pick up 2 cases or 48 bottles at a time. The distribution centre is open to all flood impacted residents in the Grand Bay-Westfield area. The distribution location is the River Valley Community Centre (Arena) located at 709 River Valley Drive. Please use the back lower entrance (zamboni door). Distribution hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

Red Cross Clean-up Kits

Red Cross clean-up kits will be available the week of April 29, details will be provided when final arrangements are made.

Evacuations

Voluntary evacuations of residents in affected areas, especially those who will be isolated from help are still encouraged.

Residents who have evacuated and have not done so already are asked to contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 343-0974 or by email at emo@towngbw.ca to register.

The Canadian Red Cross can be contacted at 1-800-863-9597 for evacuation assistance.

Roads and Traffic

Nerepis Road in the area of civic number 150 and Westfield Elementary School as well as Brandy Point Road have been raised to ensure regular and emergency traffic can pass.

Road Closures:

Riverside Park; Brittain Road at Nerepis Road end; Shannon Road.

All road closures will remain in effect until water levels fall below flood level and they can be inspected to ensure they have not been compromised.

Sewerage System Impacts

The Town sewerage system lagoon remains unimpacted and, based on forecasting, should remain as such. Main sewerage lines are flowing; however, it is possible for some individual lines from a single home to the main line to be impacted and prevent sewerage from passing from the house to the main line. The same effect is possible on septic fields. If you are experiencing issues the only option is to discontinue use of water.

Residents who do not have functioning sewerage systems are encouraged to evacuate.

Safety

Residents requiring assistance can call the Emergency Operations Centre at 343-0974.

Residents are reminded to avoid flooded areas and to obey all barricades and road closures.

Please secure any items on your property that could float away or cause environmental hazards.

NB Power can be contacted at 1-800-663-6272 to disconnect power to prevent electrical hazards.

Stay connected – to ensure you receive all updates regarding flooding please:

  • Visit http://www.town.grandbay-westfield.nb.ca and click on the emergency management icon.
  • Email emo@towngbw.ca and indicate that you would like to be added to the email distribution list.
  • Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/gbwvfr) and on twitter @towngbw.ca
  • If you do not have access to email or internet, you can call 343-0974 and register for alternate methods.

Notice of April 12, 2019 regarding recent media reports

Notice of April 12, 2019

Emergency Response Plan

Municipal Emergency Response Plan – PDF  (Adopted by council March 13, 2017)

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Links

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