Bathurst offers help to deal with flooding in southern New Brunswick

Bathurst continues to live up to its reputation of helping out neighbours in their time of need.

Mayor Paolo Fongemie says Bathurst has offered to help deal with the flooding situation in any way it can.

Four local firefighters returned home from Oromocto on Tuesday, where they were working 16 hour days to help with the flooding situation.

Water from the swollen Saint John River has resulted in more than one thousand New Brunswickers registering with the Red Cross as evacuees.

New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization's Geoffrey Downey says water levels in Fredericton haven't been below flood stage for ten days but are expected to drop by Wednesday.

Though water levels aren't expected to rise, Downey expects it will be days before levels in the Saint John River's lower basin begin to recede.

Fongemie says Bathurst has offered to help deal with the flooding situation in any way it can.

(with files from the Canadian Press)