Rain Hammers Valdez, Cordova
Winds will not be significant for Southcentral Alaska this weekend, but rain is hammering the Valdez and Cordova area.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Shaun Baines says rain is falling at a rate up to a quarter inch per hour. He says that is creating concern for small streams that feed rivers.
“Six to 10 inches of water on the Richardson high way at about mile 6.5, so the low river that flows along there is moving onto the road,” Baines said. “They have done some work putting in earthen berm along there to block the water but that’s only helping a little bit, so that sort of flooding is just a little bit of overflow from smaller streams as the rain continues to fall.”
Baines says today’s rain accumulation in Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley has not been significant and there are no flood concerns.