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New Brunswick community starts to clean up after rain floods their town

St. Stephen, New Brunswick flooding, shot July 26, 2013 (Image: Stacey Watson)

St. Stephen, New Brunswick flooding, shot July 26, 2013 (Image: Stacey Watson)


The Canadian Press

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7:39 PM - A small town in southwestern New Brunswick is recovering after a torrential downpour soaked the province this weekend.

Basements and businesses in the town of St. Stephen were flooded with water, in one of the worst-hit areas in the province.

Deputy mayor John Ames says more than 155 mm of rain fell in the town.

The community of 5,000, located on the border with Maine, is no stranger to flooding.

Ames says this weekend was close to being a repeat disaster of a 2010 flood, but this time the water stopped short of reaching the town's business centre.

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