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Weather service issues flood watch for Western Kenai Peninsula

Posted: September 19, 2012 - 11:56am

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Kenai River. The watch warns of rapid river rises along waterways draining into Cook Inlet between Soldotna and Homer, as well as Cooper Landing.

Additional flood watch waterways include the Anchor and Ninilchik Rivers and Stariski Creek and Deep Creek.

The flood watch is in effect through Saturday morning.

Heavy rains earlier this week caused Kenai Lake, located in the Kenai Mountains, to rise more than two feet. Wednesday’s heavy rains will cause the Kenai River at Cooper Landing to rise another two feet during the next three days and potentially reach flood levels Friday afternoon, the weather service says.

Below Skilak Lake, the Kenai River’s levels will rise through the remainder of the week, reaching minor flood levels this weekend. Minor flooding of low-lying areas around Kenai Lake and portions of the Kenai River are possible, the weather service says.

Residents are advised to report any minor flooding to local law enforcement agencies.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management’s website includes information about flood preparation. If told to evacuate, do so as soon as possible, the American Red Cross advised.

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Watchman on the Wall 09/19/12 - 08:18 pm
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How high's the water papa?

OH NO, OH NO!! What can we do? What can we do? We don't have any flood insurance.
You can't make this stuff up folks major rain brings major floods, troubles are coming and we don't know when or what those troubles will be in spite of all the warning signs.
Take the Arab Fall with it's destruction world wide which will lead into a full scale winter storm of destruction, and over a supposed film made by an Egyptian, now thats a major flood thats coming world wide so prepare for trouble any day now.
How high is the water papa? Praise God it's not snow though.

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