Not what we wanted to hear-flood warning extended until Thursday

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
402 PM AKDT MON SEP 24 2012

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402 PM AKDT MON SEP 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
INCLUDING KENAI LAKE

* UNTIL 500 PM AKDT THURSDAY

* WATER LEVELS CRESTED AT COOPER LANDING MONDAY MORNING ONE HALF
FOOT ABOVE MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. SOME LOW LYING ROADS AROUND KENAI
LAKE ARE REPORTED TO BE FLOODED AND KENAI RIVER LEVELS WERE SIX



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INCHES BELOW THE STERLING HIGHWAY AT MILE 48.

WATER LEVELS OF KENAI LAKE AND THE KENAI RIVER IN THE VICINITY OF
COOPER LANDING SHOULD FALL SLOWLY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS… BUT
WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY.

RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO SEWARD. WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO
RISE ON STREAMS IN THE SEWARD AREA WITH SOME SMALLER STREAMS
POTENTIALLY REACHING BANKFULL LEVELS BY WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES…DIPS…OR LOW WATER
CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM…EVEN A SMALL ONE…
ON FOOT. IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY…TURN AROUND…DONT
DROWN.

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