National Weather Service Flood Advisory for Resurrection River

September 10, 2013 1:16 pmComments OffViews: 180

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK

1003 AM AKDT TUE SEP 10 2013

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RESURRECTION RIVER AT SEWARD UNTIL 4:00 PM WEDNESDAY

 

* AT 1000 AM AKDT HEAVY RAINFALL HAS CAUSED THE RESURRECTION RIVER

NEAR SEWARD TO APPROACH MINOR FLOOD STAGE. BETWEEN THREE AND FOUR

INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN AND ANOTHER INCH IS PREDICTED FOR

THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ALTHOUGH THE MOST INTENSE RAIN HAS ALREADY

PASSED…WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE TO MINOR FLOOD STAGE LATE

TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. SMALL STREAMS IN THE AREA WILL ALSO

BE NEAR OR OVER BANKFULL LEVELS.

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS: RUNWAY 13 IS FLOODED OVER AND UNUSABLE.

LEVEE ROAD (THE ROAD TO THE CITY DUMP) IS NEARLY IMPASSABLE.

SIGNIFICANT WATER IS COMING THROUGH THE LOWELL CREEK DIVERSION

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TUNNEL.

 

RAIN WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS…

NEAR CULVERTS…AND ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND DRAINAGES.

 

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.

 

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING

OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

 

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