Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:35 PM ET

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National Audio 3:35 PM ET

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NAT036 - (NB-Flooding) FREDERICTON. x-11s. Swollen rivers across New Brunswick continue to rise this weekend, flooding streets and properties and forcing people from their homes in at least four communities. The St John River river is 1.7-metres above flood stage in Fredericton -- approaching levels hit during the last major flood in 2008 -- and rain is forecast through the weekend. New Brunswick E-M-O director Greg MacCallum says some people are ignoring or moving barricades on roads. ("..or worse.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The storied Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton is now half-surrounded by water, and staff are closely monitoring measures designed to keep the water out. N-B Power has cut electricity to more than 100 homes that have been flooded. …

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