Rain, rain, go away!

Downtown Moncton flooding, 07 Nov 10 (TWN)

A record amount of rain has fallen in Southern New Brunswick over the past few days with Albert County and the Bay of Fundy region being the hardest hit areas according to Environment Canada.

Mechanic Settlement near Sussex has received more than 300 mm of rain so far this month – about three months of rain in a matter of days.

A number of roads in Albert County were either washed out completely or at least partially destroyed by nearby rushing rivers and streams.

Greater Moncton has recorded more than 140 mm since Friday and with high tide on the Petitcodiac River yesterday afternoon, the run off had no place to go but settle in downtown streets (pictured above).

Nova Scotia fared no better – Yarmouth and Argyle Districts declared a state of emergency after more than 220 mm of rain fell and cut off the entire community of Quinan near Yarmouth.

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