Floodwaters finally recede in N.B.

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(Top) Swollen St. John River, 02 May 2018,(Bottom) A more typical flow, 12 May 2016 (NASA Earth Observatory)

Water levels have dropped below flood stage in most areas of the St. John River in what has become the worst flooding event ever recorded in New Brunswick.

The Emergency Measures Organization says only in the Jemseg area will levels be just above flood stage.

The Trans Canada Highway between River Glade and Oromocto finally reopened Friday after being shut down for a week but dozens of roads remain closed due to flooding.

The Canadian Armed Forces has deployed 60 members to assist the provincial government with flood cleanup.

Almost 1,700 residents have registered with the Red Cross as evacuees and many who have returned home are finding heavy water damage to homes and cottages.

Maritimes covered in white

Courtesy NASA, 17 February 2015

Courtesy NASA, 17 February 2015

An amazing shot of the Maritime Provinces captures a region covered in snow with Prince Edward Island almost in camouflage given the ice covered water surrounding it.

While the Northumberland Strait and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence are mostly ice covered, the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean are virtually ice-free.