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River Watch

River Watch 2023

Living near the St. John and Kennebecasis river systems, next to the highest tides in the world, can pose higher risks for some Saint John residents. In recent years, flood levels have surpassed the highest ever recorded for an entire century.

Flooding can have devastating effects on buildings and other structures, including bridges, sewerage systems, roadways, and canals, not to mention personal property. Visit this page often for up-to-date information and resources when flooding or risk of flooding is reported.

Report damage

Residents affected by flooding are urged to report damage by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering online.

Apply for financial assistance

If you have experienced damage of personal property due to flooding, you may qualify for financial assistance.

Satellite Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)

Service New Brunswick

15 King Square North

Saint John, NB

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – noon. 

You may also qualify for assistance from the Canadian Red Cross. Call 1-800-863-6582.