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Dam fears prompt evacuations in small N.B. community

Dam fears prompt evacuations in small N.B. community
From CTV - January 14, 2018

MUSQUASH, N.B. - Dozens of people in the small southern New Brunswick community of Musquash have been evacuated from their homes due to concerns about the water level at the nearby East Branch dam.

Some areas of New Brunswick have been deluged by more than 100 millimetres of rain over the past 24 hours causing localized flooding and water levels at the dam to rise to near capacity.

Philip Melanson, deputy chief of the Musquash Fire and Rescue Department, says officials with the Department of Natural Resources are monitoring the situation and ordered the evacuation as a safety precaution.

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