This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10/16/18 Seward Bear Creek Flooding Response

Turn Around Don’t Drown! Heavy rainfall and breached streams are heavily impacting roads in the Seward, Bear Creek and Lowell Point communities. As of 10/16/18, the Solid Waste Transfer site and Dieckgraeff Road is closed as well as Bruno Road due to flooding and breached embankments. Use caution traveling to the Seward area, slow down when approaching water across roadways, watch for road closure and detour signs.

Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult. Only eighteen inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water. This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited.  It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters. Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around Don’t Drown.

More information will be provided as response measures change.
Public information 907-714-2495

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