New Brunswick has been experiencing record-breaking flooding due to excessive rainfall and melting snow.
Many of the province’s rivers have swollen to dangerous levels, causing major damage to homes and businesses in the area.
In this blog post, we’ll explore why this flooding is happening in New Brunswick, how it’s affecting people, and what can be done to help.
The Causes of Flooding in New Brunswick
Flooding in New Brunswick has been caused by a combination of heavy rainfall and melting snow. According to Environment Canada, between April 10th and April 28th there was an estimated 250 mm of rain across the province – well above the monthly average for April.
This excessive precipitation mixed with the melting snow from winter has caused water levels in many rivers to rise beyond their normal limits.
The Impact of New Brunswick Flooding on People
The flooding has had a devastating impact on communities across New Brunswick.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes due to rising waters, with many now living in shelters or temporary accommodations.
In addition, businesses around the province have suffered extensive damage as a result of the floods.
The economic impacts are still being assessed but it’s clear that it will take some time before life returns to normal for those affected by the floods.
What Can Be Done?
In times like these it’s important to come together as a community and help out those who are affected by natural disasters like floods.
Those who are able should consider donating money or supplies – such as food or clothing – to those who are struggling due to the flooding.
There are also numerous volunteer opportunities available if you wish to lend your time directly towards helping those impacted by the floods.
You can also be prepared if you live in areas prone to flooding. For example, Moncton is prone to flooding and there is regular flooding along the Miramichi River.
Living With Flooding in New Brunswick
Flooding in New Brunswick has caused massive destruction across many communities throughout the province due to heavy rainfall and melting snow.
While there is no easy fix for these issues, it’s important that we come together as a community and support those who have been affected by these floods through donations or volunteering our time where possible.
By doing so we can ensure that everyone impacted by this disaster gets back on their feet as quickly as possible!