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A message from your Saint John EMO

City continues to monitor Hurricane Lee and reminds residents to be prepared

The City of Saint John and Saint John Emergency Management Organization (SJ-EMO) are continuing to monitor the weather forecast as Hurricane Lee is expected to track across the Maritimes late Friday and continue through Sunday. The storm is expected to bring significant rain, flooding, severe wind gusts, high waves and elevated water levels to Saint John.

Wind gusts of up to 100km/hour are expected to peak on Saturday with rain accumulation of between 50mm – 100mm. Please be aware and be cautious when walking or driving. Travel is not recommended if possible. The City will continue to monitor the forecast as the weather event approaches and update the public when necessary. 

Flooding in low lying areas is expected across the City and could last for several days. Power outages are also possible. SJ-EMO recommends having your home 72-hour emergency kits ready to go.

Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to avoid all flooded areas whether barricades and signs are in place or not.

The public is reminded to stay away from shorelines and beaches as storm surges are expected.

Delays to some city services, including Saint John Transit, is expected and closures may occur as the storm peaks. Updates will be provided on, through the media and social media channels.

To report damage to City property, the public can contact the City’s Customer Service Centre at 506-658-4455.

To report a fallen power line or power outages, call Saint John Energy at 506-658-5252 or visit them online.

For emergencies, call 911.

The City of Saint John encourages residents to subscribe for emergency notifications as well as City news and information by visiting 

To track the storm, visit the Canadian Hurricane Centre online.