The latest round of widespread flooding to hit Southcentral Alaska is aimed at the Kenai Peninsula.
On Monday, the National Weather Service extended a flood warning for the Kenai River until 5 p.m. on Thursday.
The area included in the warning extends from Kenai Lake to the mouth of the river.
At Cooper Landing, the Kenai River was at moderate flood stage Monday. The weather service said that the river would likely continue to rise below Skilak Lake, cresting Tuesday.
People should remove lawn furniture and small equipment from their yards and tie down firewood to minimize hazards in the river, said Kenai Peninsula Borough spokeswoman Brenda Ahlberg.
Residents in low-lying areas, such as the Kenai Keys subdivison near Sterling and the Big Eddy subdivision near Soldotna, were told to prepare for a possible evacuation, according to Ahlberg. Some roads into those areas have been closed, she said.
On Monday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources closed the Kenai River to boat traffic because of dangerously high water. The area closed starts at Mile 83 of the river and runs downstream to four miles above the river's mouth on Cook Inlet.
It was only the second time in the history of the river management area that a director has ordered such a closure, said a DNR spokeswoman.
More rain is expected in the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to the NWS.
Here's how other areas hit by flooding are doing:
In the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, damage assessment teams were out tallying storm damage Monday, borough emergency services director Dennis Brodigan told legislators at a public hearing on disaster response in Anchorage Monday.
Some of the initial count:
Three full structures lost, 14 road closures and 5,000 sandbags filled.
In Talkeetna, residents are still being advised to boil their water for at least two minutes while crews continue to test whether it is safe. A community meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Talkeetna Elementary School. Mat-Su officials will discuss recovery efforts.
The Mat-Su Borough has opened woodlots to people who lost firewood in the storms. The Division of Forestry can be contacted at 761-6313.
In Seward, crews are working to stabilize the Lowell Creek Bridge and clear landslides from Lowell Point Road that have cut off the community from town, city officials said. In the meantime, water taxis are transporting Lowell Point residents to and from the Seward harbor.
Borough officials are also removing debris from areas like the Sawmill Creek Bridge and repairing dikes, according to city officials.
More rain is in the forecast for Seward over the next few days.
A portion of taxiway at the Girdwood Airport was damaged when water topped Crow Creek near the airport, said Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Feller. The airport is open and operational, he said.
Track washouts and lost revenue likely will cost the Alaska Railroad more than $1 million, an railroad spokeswoman said.
But Stephenie Wheeler says the state-owned railroad is progressing faster than projected in repairing damaged track from a major washout north of Talkeetna.
About 500 feet of mainline track were left dangling Saturday near Gold Creek.
Wheeler says repair crews have been working around the clock and the main line could open as early as Tuesday, a day earlier than projected.
The area is in a 70-mile stretch of rail corridor between Willow and Gold Creek where high water from heavy rain has affected track and several bridges.
Trains between Anchorage and Fairbanks have not operated since Wednesday.
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