Monday, August 21, 2006

"More rain on the way in flooded Alaska"

It seems that Alaska could have a lot more flooding if warmer weather means more snow melt. Right now they are getting a lot of rain.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — High water that closed the main corridor between the state's two largest cities dropped steadily Sunday, though weary emergency officials kept a close watch on forecasts calling for more rain...

Roads and bridges were still under water, he said. Both the Parks Highway and the Alaska Railroad remained closed between Anchorage and Fairbanks because of bridge damage and mud slides....

Showers tapered off Sunday morning, but 2 to 4 inches of rain was forecast for the evening.

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