Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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AT03 - (NB-Flooding)

DARLINGS ISLAND, N.B. x-07s. Flood-weary residents of New Brunswick's Darlings Island near Saint John are praising the efforts of a man who's been dubbed "Uber Rob." The only road to the island has been submerged by the flood waters of the Kennebecasis River, forcing residents to make the trip to and from their homes by boat. While many people are using canoes and kayaks, Rob Dekany has been ferrying seven passengers at a time to and from the island since Monday, and refuses to accept any payment.

("...good Samaritan.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Heavy rain overnight helped feed flood waters throughout the province. The Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton has been closed to traffic because the four-lane highway has been flooded. …

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