Unprecedented flooding in NB

Flooding in Fredericton, NB 14 Dec 10

Emergency officials in New Brunswick say they’ve never seen it before – this level of flooding in mid-December which seems more typical for early spring.

Hundreds living along the swollen St. John River are starting to mop up after water filled their basements and yards during a powerful storm.

Officials warn it will take some time for floodwaters to recede and streams might swell even further if the area receives any more precipitation in the coming days.

Meantime, more record highs were set yesterday including at the Greater Moncton Airport which hit a new high of 13.9 C beating the old record of 10.6 C from 1968.

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