Public Safety Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Location:  Regions of New Brunswick. 

Event:  Public Safety – Public Alert – River Watch – Increased water levels or flooding. The following advisory was issued by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO), River Watch 2019

Residents in the following areas should remain on high alert: Clair/Fort Kent, Saint-Hilaire, Edmundston, Fredericton, Maugerville, Jemseg, Grand Lake, Sheffield/Lakeville Corner, Oak Point and Quispamsis/Saint John.

For updates please go to New Brunswick Canada Public Advisories & Alerts 24 Hour Emergency Update website at

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid travel on highways/roads covered by water.
  • Monitor the local news and weather stations for updates.
  • Carry emergency preparedness kit in vehicle.
  • Seek secure shelter

For Assistance:

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 1969 Upper Water Street, (Purdy’s Wharf Tower II) Suite 904, Halifax, Canada and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  You can reach us at 1-902-429-2480 during business hours.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is 1-902-429-2480, extension 1.  Our e-mail address is

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

For further information about security in Canada:

See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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