Threat for severe storms continues in New Brunswick
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:39 -
Severe storms ripped through parts of the Maritimes on Wednesday, prompting a tornado warning for New Brunswick's Woodstock and Carleton County.
The storm downed trees and powerlines and left about 7,000 customers without electricity, NB Power says.
Some buildings in the area were severely damaged, including the Carleton Civic Centre, where part of the roof was blown off.
"The threat for severe thunderstorms will continue across the region on Thursday, with a slight risk for tornadoes once again," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Heavy rain is also expected, prompting Environment Canada to issue a rainfall warning for parts of central and northern New Brunswick.
Up to 70 mm is forecast through Friday, with locally higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization says people in the Perth-Andover, Grand Falls and Florenceville-Bristol areas should be aware of the possibility of localized flooding.