Perth-Andover devastated by flood

Flooding in Perth-Andover, NB, 25 March 2012 (CP Photo)

Flood waters have receded in Perth-Andover (pop. 1800) leaving behind a mess of mud and ice chunks in this village along the St. John River.

Inspectors are surveying theĀ damage and are determining which homes and businesses are safe.

Some of the 500 residents forced to evacuate last week are being allowed to return.

This isn’t the first time a flood has impacted Perth-Andover, but provincial officials estimate water levels in this flood were at least a metre higher than in the past.

The flood is estimated to have causedĀ $25 million in damage.