Canadian Red Cross responds to New Brunswick flooding

The combined effect of a record snowfall this past winter, warm temperatures (now melting that snow), and recent rain is causing substantial flooding along the St. John River and other waterways in New Brunswick. This flooding is significantly impacting Fredericton, Saint John and other communities. As flood waters continue to rise, residents are evacuating.

The Canadian Red Cross is on the ground, supporting affected individuals and families. We are registering evacuees, arranging emergency lodging and food for some people (even pets) and mobilizing volunteers.

New Brunswick Flooding

Individuals and families who have or intend to evacuate their homes are asked to register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582. Registering allows us to help in any way we can and reunite families if they get separated. The information from registration also helps public authorities should they need to contact evacuees.

We recommend that evacuated residents bring with them supplies for seven days including, clothes, prescriptions, mobile devices, pet supplies, any valuable documents, cash, credit cards and any other important items.

During a flood it is important to stay clear of flood waters and monitor local weather and emergency alerts for important information. Proceed with caution and stay safe!

We also recommend that residents not evacuate at night when visibility and safety are reduced. Residents who must immediately evacuate overnight should call 9-1-1 for assistance. 

If you are evacuating we also recommend that you place a note on your door to inform officials that you have safely left the premises and where you can be contacted.

In times of extreme stress, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. Please refer to our Coping with Crisis Guide for more information about dealing with a crisis.

If you are active on social media please share only credible and up-to-date information regarding the flooding.

Canadians who wish to help are invited to donate to the New Brunswick Floods Appeal.

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