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River Watch Update - April 18, 2014 10:30 a.m.

• The water level is currently at 77.5 m. (78.3m is the road crossing level in the municipality) Water level dropped 18 inches overnight.

• NB Power and EMO continue to monitor the river and ice jams today. NBP expects our water level to creep back up during the day due to increased flows from Grand Falls.

• We expect to reach water levels similar to yesterday during the day.

• Due to the weather, flows are expected to decrease over the next few days.

• The Aroostook ice has gone through the community and the Grand Falls ice is still solid in place.

• We are still cautious regarding the release of the ice from Grand Falls and will continue to monitor the situation.



The voluntary evacuation still remains in place, Hotel Dieu still remains closed. The voluntary evacuation will stay in place throughout the day.

For road closures visit:
http://www1.gnb.ca/0113/en/traffic_advisories/index-e.asp

Two Day River Watch Forecast please visit:
http://www1.gnb.ca/0113/en/traffic_advisories/index-e.asp

Please refer to this page for future updates.


Voluntary Evacuation

As a precautionary measure, we are asking people that live within low areas of the Village of Perth-Andover to proceed in a voluntary evacuation and make arrangements for alternate lodging.

We would ask all those who are leaving their homes to call and register with us at the Village Office 273-4958 by 11:00 tonight, and leave us a contact number of where you can be reached. If you do not have a place to go, you can receive housing at the Perth-Andover Middle School, located at 20 Nissen Street.
Safety information

● People living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers are asked to be on the alert for ice movement and the possibility of ice-jam formation resulting in rapid water-level increases.
● A change in weather conditions could lead to flooding in areas where drainage systems are blocked by ice and snow.
● Individuals living or working in areas that are prone to flooding should remain aware and take proper precautions to safeguard their homes and possessions.
● Because of the deterioration of ice covers it is now unsafe to cross waterways on foot, snowmobiles and ATVs.
● Residents should avoid using boats or kayaks on open water as currents are fast, may be carrying debris and the water is cold. In the event of an ice jam, at the time that the jam lets go, a strong current is created and being in a boat is extremely dangerous and life threatening.
● Residents are advised to review their personal flood plan and have an emergency kit on hand.
All persons are reminded that when observing ice jams to stay upriver and at a distance, as jams may release at any time with a subsequent increase in water levels; at no time should individuals or children walk on ice at this time of year. For more information please call 273-4958.

What should your emergency kit include:
• Clothes for the family for 3 days
• All prescription medications
• Toiletries, personal care products, etc. for 3 days
• Money (cash/debit cards/credit cards) needed for 3 days
• Cell phone & charger
• Family Identification papers/cards & important documents
• If you have an infant/baby – diapers, wipes, blankets, food, and formula for 3 days
• If you have pets it is important to get them out of the home as well or have them in a safe place with food for 3 days


Sincerely,

Justine Waldeck



Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Has been postponed until Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the River Valley Civic Centre - Canteen





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Welcome to the Village of Perth-Andover. Village Council welcomes you to take your time and browse this site to see what our beautiful community has to offer.

The Village population is 1,706. We are the home of many wonderful shops, businesses, restaurants, and small industrial businesses. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and spread over both sides of the St. John River, this historic village offers visitors experiences that will excite all five senses. See, hear, smell, taste and touch all the area has to offer.

Take the self-guided Cultural Walkway tour for a glimpse into the area’s Maliseet, English and Scottish heritage, or visit the Southern Victoria Historical Museum, located in an historic Methodist church from 1837, to touch and see the history of the village through artifacts and displays.

Depending on the season, you can explore the area with hiking, biking or cross-country skiing excursions on 3 local trail systems: the International Appalachian Trail, Trans Canada Trail and Sentier NB Trail. The village also sits on the edge of great hunting, fishing and wilderness areas.

Every Saturday in the summer, a local farmers market features the best of the region’s lands, woods and waters. Take the time to dine al fresco on a grassy riverbank, breathing in the fresh, unspoiled air while enjoying the bounty of the land.

Plan to stay at The Castle Inn, a bed & breakfast-style inn featuring spectacular fine dining and luxuriously appointed rooms. Don’t miss our many local events while you’re here, from the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo to the Gathering of the Scots, NB Pro Bass Tournament, Winter Carnival, Rocktober Fest, and Tobique (Negootkook) First Nation Powwow. Check our website for a calendar of local events.

Once you experience the village of Perth-Andover, you’ll always want to return!

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