The New Brunswick government has released a plan with the goal of reducing the risk and damage of flooding in the province.

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According to the CBC, the strategy points out a number of goals and objectives, like improving flood hazard identification by producing new flood hazard maps, helping communities plan for potential flooding, and looking for ways to reduce the flood risk for people and infrastructure already located in flood-prone areas.

Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy says the strategy is the first step in working towards long-term solutions.

Almost 900 property owners and businesses have filed damage reports totaling more than $15 million due to flooding in New Brunswick this Spring.