I am having to walk lightly around this subject these past few days as blessing #2 is quite concerned with weather related natural disasters lately and very concerned we will have a flood due to all the rain we have had lately. Well, there is flooding in our area just not right here where we live. We have some friends who are out of state right now who have a home that is close to flooding. Please pray for them at this time. The rain has subsided for today and the sun is actually out at our house so I pray that the weather is the same out their way as well. Their home has been sandbagged by co-workers of the husband and seems to be in good hands being supervised at this point. The flood danger should pass in the next day or two, depending upon the weather.
Statement as of 3:56 PM AKDT on July 30, 2008
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has extended the
* Flood Warning for the Salcha river
* until 200 PM noon Thursday
* heavy rain fell in the Salcha basin Monday through early
Tuesday and again Tuesday night. The river has risen to
to 20 ft at 3pm. This is the highest stage since 1968.
* A crest of 21 feet is expected at the Richardson Highway
bridge at 10 PM Wednesday. Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* The campground near the Richardson Highway bridge is
flooded. Serious flooding has occurred upstream.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Take
necessary precautions immediately.
Lat... Lon 6491 14479 6478 14382 6415 14658 6449 14750
Djh July 2008
310 am akdt Wed Jul 30 2008
... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 315 PM akdt Thursday for
the Tanana river from Delta Junction to Nenana...
** more than 3 inches of rain have fallen since early Monday
morning. Combined with water arriving from upstream...
the rainfall is causing the river to rise rapidly.
** In the Salcha area... flooding of Bradbury Road and
the boondox area is occurring and several families have
been evacuated. In the starkeyville subdivision the Road
entering into the subdivision has water flowing over it.
Continued flooding of these areas is expected through
Wednesday. In areas along the Richardson Highway near
Balch Road... homes are reported to be flooded. The Salcha
river is over bankfull at the Richardson Highway bridge.
The Tanana river is over bankfull in some spots. Flooding
is reported in areas along th erichardson Highway near the
Salcha volunteer Fire Department at mile 329.8. Some people
are being evacuated from this area.
** At 3 am Wednesday... the stage of the Tanana river at Fairbanks
was 25.4 feet and rising. A crest of 25.95 feet is forecast
Wednesday afternoon. Flood stage is 24.5 feet. In the Rosie Creek
Area... water is reported to be rising rapidly and is 2 feet deep
in some yards. Washouts have occurred on some roads in the area
and it is expected that some residents will be asked to evacuate
May the Lord find us faithful.