Emergency Measures official urges flood-weary residents not to return to homes until time is right

The man in charge of emergency measures in New Brunswick is asking the flood-weary residents of the province to be patient.

Greg MacCallum, EMO director, says he realizes evacuees are tired and frustrated but if they go back to their homes before the time is right it will worsen the situation.

The agency has warned that water should not be consumed from private wells until they have been tested.

MacCallum says raw sewage has fouled floodwaters that have also likely been mixed with rotting animal carcasses, fuel and other debris.