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Major flooding in Atlantic Canada/NorthEast US.

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posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:47 PM
After a winter of record snowfall, the Northeast is getting hit by some major flooding from the snow melt and rain.

Much of the flooding is taking place in a wide area from Edmunston in the north to the small communities down river from Fredericton. In the provincial capital, government buildings, schools and many businesses were shut down and more than 50 roads were closed.

The Saint John River extends from NW Maine to the Bay of Fundy. It usually floods because of ice jams. This year though, we got snowfalls like we haven't seen in a long time.
there isn't much ice this year but the flooding is hitting record levels in Fredericton.

Rising waters are expected to hit the record level in Fredericton this morning and surpass the 1973 level in Maugerville on Friday.

The flooding is also being felt pretty hard in Northern Maine also.

'Greater than 100-year event'
Michael Fitzsimmons, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine, said the water level at the St. John's River was 29.6 feet at 4 a.m. Thursday, down from a peak of 30.14 feet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This link has a a bunch of photo's from Fort Kent.

And this one has photo's from New Brunswick.
*There's a lot of photo's on this link*

There's flooding occurring all along the river. Edmundston in Northern NB is reporting flooding also.

Maine has already announced a state of emergency and the Premiere of NB will probably do the same tomorrow.

[edit on 1-5-2008 by GAOTU789]


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