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This is about 1/2 hour from where I live. We have a lake that is on the same water system as the St. John River about 15 minutes from my house where some of the roads are impassable. In our town we have a large stream that is flooding but our roads are fine. The video was taken 20 hours ago where I saw the water rise at least one foot in an hour in Fredericton. It looks like this could be close to record levels this year. I feel bad for those who are going to have major damage because of the flooding.

The video below was taken yesterday.


This was one of the worst floods 2008.

 

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Prior to the construction of the "new" highway through NB, much of one's route would run very close to the St. John River, and it was easy to see just how challenged towns and other places (e.g., King's Landing) along its banks would be by any major rise in the river level. These days, a drive along the main highway leaves one with the impression that nobody actually lives in the province, since it stays clear of the riverside towns, and even the major municipalities.

One of our favorite places to stop for a meal was the revered York's Family Diner in Perth-Andover, that was hit hard by a flood some years back. Sadly, it was forced to close after a health inspection - too close to the river. I imagine there was a mold issue, stemming fro what water does to wooden structures.

The main library in Fredericton is precariously close to the river, as are a number of other downtown locations, like the city hall, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and Tony's Music BOx (for a long time one of the best music stores in the region). Indeed, despite having some very steep and large hills, there is an awful lot of Fredericton that isn't much higher elevation than the riverbank. If anyone offers you a free room on the ground level of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, my recommendation would be to politely decline.

As we experience here along the Ottawa RIver, such spring flooding proceeds along the river, such that whatever is hitting Fredericton at the moment is certainly going to affect Oromocto, Gagetown, and other small municipalities along the St. John banks, soon enough. Given the many directions flood waters could distribute when it gets there, I imagine the city of Saint John will not be affected. Though I'd be interested to hear from residents whether that guess is indeed accurate.

In any event, stay dry New Brunswickers. Stay dry.
 

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This is about 1/2 hour from where I live. We have a lake that is on the same water system as the St. John River about 15 minutes from my house where some of the roads are impassable. In our town we have a large stream that is flooding but our roads are fine. The video was taken 20 hours ago where I saw the water rise at least one foot in an hour in Fredericton. It looks like this could be close to record levels this year. I feel bad for those who are going to have major damage because of the flooding.

The video below was taken yesterday.


This was one of the worst floods 2008.

Oh well, more vulnerable ppl for you to attempt to convert....err, I mean lend assistance to.
 
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