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Hampton Emergency Measures Organization (Hampton EMO)

HAMPTON EMO

535123 1646729898923707 7640310215808776926 n2The Emergency Operations Centre in Hampton operates during emergency situations only.  

Hampton EMO Coordinator:
Keith Copeland
Email : emo@townofhampton.ca

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: SENTINEL ALERT SYSTEM

The  Town of Hampton Sentinel Emergency Alert System allows us to notify Town residents of situations requiring them to take action to protect themselves and their property from such things as flooding, weather events, and situations that would require an evacuation. In order for this program to be effective, residents must register by double clicking here. If you are unable to register online, please contact the Town Office at 832-6065 for assistance.

Contact Information for NB EMO in Fredericton:
General Information: (506) 453-2133 
Toll Free Number: 1-800-561-4034 
Fax: (506) 453-5513 
Email: emo@gnb.ca 
Internet Web Site: www.gnb.ca/cnb/emo-omu/index-e.asp 

2019 Town of Hampton Flood Watch  

HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMS: The NB-EMO Satellite office is open at the SNB Building in Hampton (410 William Bell Drive, Unit 1) to assist flood-affected people with their disaster financial assistance claims. Hours are Monday to Friday  from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Phone number is 506-832-6018. Click on this link for complete Information: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0306.html

WELL WATER: The provincial government is providing free bacterial testing of water for the owners of private wells who have been directly affected by recent flooding. Water sampling kits can be picked up at the Service New Brunswick in Hampton. You must wait 10 days after floodwaters have receded from your well before beginning the chlorination and sampling process. If you are a Town resident whose well is contaminated and you require drinking water, please call 832-6065.

Residents affected by the 2019 spring freshet can report damage by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering online.
Reporting damage to the Provincial government as soon as possible is an important part of the provincial damage assessment and recovery process.
The Service New Brunswick TeleServices line is available to receive calls between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
 
Special Flood Pick-up

The Town is providing a special flood pick-up for residents directly impacted by the flooding on Tuesday, May 21st. Residents must pre-register by 4:30 pm on May 16th by calling the Town Office at 832-6065. Provide your name, address and a list of items at that time. Waste being accepted during this special pickup includes: Appliances (remove doors and covers for safety and Refrigerators and Freezers must have the Freon removed), Furniture, carpeting, insulation, paper products, etc. Small loose items should be bagged or boxed; Construction and demolition materials (wood, concrete blocks, etc.); Flood debris, which should be placed in your compost cart or compostable bags; Spoiled Food; and Sand Bags. All items, including the sand bags, must be road side by 7am on May 21st.  Regular household waste will be collected as usual and should be placed separately from flood-related items.

Residents are reminded not to burn their flood debris as this can impact negatively on the environment. People wishing to independently dispose of non-hazardous flood-related items may take them to the Crane Mountain landfill at no charge. Regular household hazardous waste generated by the flood can also be taken to this facility. People should inform staff at the gate that they are disposing of flood-damaged items. Crane Mountain Landfill will offer extended hours May 6-26. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. It will be open on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ABSOLUTELY NO FLOOD-DAMAGED MATERIAL IS ACCEPTABLE AT THE BLUE BINS.

For information on the proper disposal of any hazardous material, such as petroleum and propane tanks, chemical containers, animal carcasses, etc., contact a regional office of the Department of Environment and Local Government: Saint John Region 506-658-2558.

Information on sandbag disposal

The Department of Environment and Local Government recommends that sandbags believed to be contaminated during flooding be disposed of via garbage pickups or at a regional landfill. If people choose to make use of the sand, they are advised not to use it in playgrounds, sandboxes or other areas where there might be prolonged direct human exposure.

People are reminded they should wash their hands with soap and warm water after contacting floodwaters or handling items that have been in contact with floodwaters. An alteration permit is required for any work within 30 metres of a watercourse or regulated wetland, this includes the dumping of sand. Used sandbags that have been emptied should not be reused and can be disposed of during flood debris pickups or at landfills. Unused empty sandbags should be stored in a dry place, away from the sun and elements. If a property owner is not able to remove the sand bags, they should contact the Department of Environment and Local Government at 1-833-824-6113 to make arrangements for their removal and disposal. People are advised to contact one of the department’s regional offices for more information if the sandbags are contaminated (by oil, odour, etc.). Saint John Region, 506-658-2558

TOWN OF HAMPTON FLOOD PREPARATION

In the event of flooding, the Town of Hampton will communicate with residents by mainstream and social media. Please bookmark the Town of Hampton website (www.townofhampton.ca) and follow us on Twitter (@TownOfHampton) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/HamptonNB/) for the latest updates.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
In case of emergency please call 9-1-1. When notifying emergency services of your location, provide state the
municipality, exact street or civic address, and nearest intersection.

NON-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
If you need non-emergency assistance, call the Town of Hampton at 832-6065 and they can help direct your call. After hours answering service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

GET PREPARED
Double click here for information on what to do before a flood to reduce the likelihood of flood damage, During a Flood and After a Flood.

SANDBAGS
If required, sandbagging stations will be set-up in the Dutch Point Park parking lot and at the Town Public Works Department at 89 Logie Drive. Double click here for instructions on Sandbag Dike Construction

IF YOU ARE SELF EVACUATING/CANADIAN RED CROSS
Residents who are self-evacuating are asked to register with the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597. They will also provide assistance to residents who are affected by flood water and do not have access to alternative accommodations.

FLOOD RELIEF CONTACTS:
POLICE DEPARTMENT New Brunswick RCMP: 1-888-506-RCMP (7267)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Hampton Fire-Rescue: 832-6094
ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES 1-800-565-1633
RIVER INFORMATION LINE 1-888-561-4048
ROAD REPORTS 511 within NB 1-800-561-4063 calling from outside of NB
NEW BRUNSWICK EMO 1-800-561-4034

LINKS:
PUBLIC ALERTS: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts.html
RIVER WATCH HOME: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/river_watch.html
NB EMO HOME: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/biling/emo-omu.html
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE: www.getprepared.gc.ca
ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAVEL ADVISORIES : 511.GNB.CA

NB POWER
If residents see water encroaching on their property and are concerned about potential power outages, or if they wish to have their power disconnected before flooding occurs, contact NB Power:1-800-663-6272.

HELP WITH STRESS
People react differently to stressful events. If in crisis, there are several 24-hour emergency numbers available to help, including CHIMO helpline (1-800-667-5005); Tele-Care (811); and Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868).

ADVICE FOR FLOODED BASEMENTS
People are advised to be cautious when pumping water out of their basements. Pumping it out too soon could cause structural damage or collapse the basement. As a safety precaution, basement water levels should not be more than 30 centimetres (one foot) lower than the outside water level. Double click on the links below:

After a Flood (Public Health Advice) 

Homeowners Checklist – Flood Recovery

How to chlorinate your well water