09/26/2012 05:45 EDT | Updated 11/26/2012 05:12 EST

N.B. premier says more help coming to address flooding in Perth-Andover

FREDERICTON - Premier David Alward says an announcement of more help to address flooding in the northwestern New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover will be made within days.

Alward says the provincial cabinet has discussed the issue, but some legal processes remain.

A flood in March forced 500 residents to evacuate their homes and caused $25 million in damage.

Residents say they want the government to commit funds to move homes to higher ground as soon as possible.

A recent report recommended moving up to 72 homes.

Two weeks ago, the government announced nearly $3 million would be spent to stabilize riverbanks and improve flood forecasting.