Alaska News

Heavy rain causes flooding, mudslides in Juneau

Juneau was pummeled with inches of rain this weekend, leading to a flood advisory and mudslides in some areas. Residents in one area of Douglas were advised to evacuate.

Areas of the Southeast Alaska city “received between 3 and 7 inches of rain” in 24 hours over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The hardest hit areas got even more rain.

The sodden ground caused mudslides in some areas, and wrecked roads and ditches around John Street and Peters Lane in Douglas, according to the Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Empire.

“Several reports have been made of flooding and landslides in the downtown and Douglas Island area,” the weather service said in a bulletin.

Juneau was under a flood advisory until 10 p.m. on Sunday. Basins such as Mendenhall and Auke Lakes were expected to near minor flood state, according to the weather service.