Town of Riverview / News / Residents should have 72-hour emergency kit ready before heavy rain event
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Residents should have 72-hour emergency kit ready before heavy rain event

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across southeastern New Brunswick today (Nov. 22). Total rainfall over the next 24 hours could amount to 50 to 75 mm with wind gusts reaching 50 to 70 km/h. Similar weather events in the past have resulted in localized flooding in low-lying areas and power outages in the region.  
“In the event of a power outage or other emergency, residents should be prepared to be self-sustaining for at least 72 hours,” said Robin True, Riverview’s Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Planning.  
Tips to prepare:  

  • Have non-perishable food and water for each family member including pets, plus flashlights and a battery-operated radio 
  • Fuel for portable generators and vehicles 
  • Check on neighbours, especially those with disabilities or medical needs 

Town of Riverview staff will continue to monitor weather conditions and power outages, and address road washouts should they become an issue. For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, including how to create an emergency kit, please visit the Town of Riverview’s Emergency Preparedness page.

To report a fallen power line or check the status of a power outage, visit www.nbpower.com. 

Media Contact

Robin True

Fire Chief, Director of Emergency Planning 
Town of Riverview


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