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Flood Advisory until 01:30 p.m. Thursday Near Seward

RESURRECTION RIVER AND OTHER SMALL STREAMS


Published:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... RESURRECTION RIVER AND OTHER SMALL STREAMS NEAR SEWARD...

* UNTIL 130 PM AKDT THURSDAY

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST FOR SEWARD AND SURROUNDING AREAS WITH TOTALS BETWEEN 3 AND 6 INCHES BY 10 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE RESURRECTION RIVER AND OTHER SMALL STREAMS IN THE SEWARD AREA. THE RESURRECTION RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CREST TOMORROW MORNING AT OR NEAR MINOR FLOOD STAGE. OTHER SMALL STREAMS IN THE SEWARD AREA ARE MORE LIKELY TO RISE ABOVE BANKFULL LEVELS TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW MORNING WITH MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE.

* EXPECTED IMPACTS...RAIN WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS...NEAR CULVERTS AND ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND DRAINAGES. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A PORTION OF THE RUNWAY AT THE SEWARD AIRPORT WILL BE COVERED WITH WATER DURING THE HIGH TIDE WHICH OCCURS AT 4 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT FLOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE LOWELL CREEK DIVERSION TUNNEL.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
 

Instructions:

WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE RAPIDLY THIS EVENING. PEOPLE ALONG THE RESURRECTION RIVER AND OTHER SMALL STREAMS IN THE SEWARD AREA ARE ENCOURAGED TO MOVE PROPERTY TO HIGHER GROUND AWAY FROM THE RIVER BANK. A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

 

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