N.B. emergency measures says too early to drop concerns over flooding

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FREDERICTON - Officials with New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization say it's too early to brush off concerns about spring flooding.
Karl Wilmot, spokesman for River Watch 2009, said that even though water levels up and down the St. John River have been decreasing for about a week, the capital region still needs to keep its eyes open.
''There's still a whack of snow in the woods,'' he said Sunday.
He said people should be hoping weather forecasts remain consistent with what the region has had lately.
''This weather we've had over the past 72 hours is what we need,'' he said.

Wilmot said having warm temperatures in the day, and then seeing the thermometer dip overnight, allows the spring melt to occur incrementally.

Organizations: Emergency Measures Organization

Geographic location: FREDERICTON, New Brunswick

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