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Photos: Flooding in Southcentral Alaska

Mike Morgansen bikes through a flooded tunnel in the Chester Creek greenbelt on September 20, 2012.
Loren Holmes photo
A pedestrian on a flooded boardwalk on Campbell Creek. September 20, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
Flooded Campbell Creek. September 20, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
Flooded Campbell Creek. September 20, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
Workers clearing debris below Seward's flooded Lowell canyon waterfall. September 20, 2012
Mike Meeks / City of Seward
Flooded lot on Seward's Salmon Creek road. September 20, 2012
Mike Meeks / City of Seward
Debris blocking a downtown Seward street. September 20, 2012
Mike Meeks / City of Seward
The flooded Resurrection River in Seward. September 20, 2012
Mike Meeks / City of Seward
Seward's Old Mill subdivision flooding. September 20, 2012
City of Seward via Seward Journal
Seward's Lowell canyon tunnel during the flood. September 20, 2012
City of Seward via Seward Journal
A flash flood hit a neighborhood in a cul-de-sac outside Wasilla. A flash flood had rescuers paddling 10 residents to safety at 1 a.m. Thursday morning, September 20, 2012.
Jon Burns / Manauska-Susitna Borough
Engineer Jennifer Luce with her haul of rescues, two furry ones.
Jon Burns / Manauska-Susitna Borough
A member of the Mat-Su Borough Water Rescue Team.
Jon Burns / Manauska-Susitna Borough
The flooded Seward Highway at MP 3.5. September 20, 2012
Carl High / Alaska DOT&PF
Flooding on Seward's Nash Road at MP 0.25. September 19, 2012
Carl High / Alaska DOT&PF
Flooded Exit Glacier Road in Seward. September 19, 2012
Carl High / Alaska DOT&PF
Alaska Dispatch staff

WEEK OF STORMS YIELDS WIDESPREAD FLOODING

High winds and heavy rains have caused high water around Southcentral Alaska since an atmospheric "fire hose" began dumping moisture on the wind-lashed region over the weekend. Most of the region has come through it with limited damage and light flooding. But on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., an official state of emergency was issued in the Western Prince William Sound community of Seward, due to continued high wind, heavy rains and extensive flooding.

Seward city officials have set up an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the City Council Chambers and are urging residents to limit travel and stay home if possible. High wind and rain have caused localized flooding, inundated roadways and cut power, and more severe weather is in the forecast.

Read more: Wild storms yield widespread flooding