In New Brunswick, river valleys and flood plains can pose a risk because of ice jams, harsh weather and the floods of annual spring thaw. All of these can cause a threat of flooding. Hurricanes, tropical storms, erosion, or other harsh seasonal weather events may cause tidal and ice surges in coastal areas. Forest fires are also a risk in all regions of New Brunswick.
Besides natural disasters, there are other risks associated with power outages, industrial and major transportation accidents. As well, there is the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil. The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization monitors the following list of natural risks and hazards.
- Chemical releases
- Pandemic influenza - Public Health Agency of Canada
- Power outages
- Severe storms
- Storm surges
To learn how to prepare for more emergencies in New Brunswick such as: coastal erosion, and drought, contact your Community Emergency Management Coordinator through your local municipal office. Or, for more information on emergency management programs in New Brunswick, contact the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.
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