PHOTOS: St. John River rises, homes and businesses flooded
Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:49 AM - Homes and businesses have been flooded in Fredericton, N.B., due to the swollen St. John River. Authorities are concerned that water levels could rise to 8.3 metres in Fredericton with additional rainfall heightening the threat.
Residents have been drawing comparisons to the flood of 2008 when the river peaked at 8.3 metres.
The number of evacuees could rise over the coming days, with water levels in Maugerville and Jemseg areas expected to increase. So far, all evacuations have been voluntary.
Residents who are affected by flood water can contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582. For those displaced, two shelters have been set up in Fredericton; one on St. Mary's Street at the Salvation Army and another on the University of New Brunswick campus located at 20 Bailey Drive.
Photos below show the scene unfolding along the St. John River: