Torrential downpours across NB

 

Flooding in St. Stephen, 26 July 2013 (St. Croix Courier/Facebook)

Flooding in St. Stephen, 26 July 2013 (St. Croix Courier/Facebook)

When rain has fallen in New Brunswick this summer, it seems to fall fast and furious like it did yesterday.

The hardest hit community was St. Stephen where a whopping 165 mm of rain came down in less than 24 hours – which is roughly two months worth!

Town officials say the amount of rain was close to being as disastrous as a flood in December 2010 but this time the downtown area was spared.

Heavy rainfall amounts were recorded right across the province.

Some totals from Environment Canada:

St. Stephen 165 mm

Fredericton 119 mm

Kouchibouguac 97 mm

Bathurst 84 mm

Saint John 78 mm

Moncton 41 mm

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