Flooding continues in Alaska Interior

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008

FAIRBANKS - Water levels remained high in Interior Alaska's rivers last week.

The Chena River, which runs through Fairbanks, was expected to crest in the city this weekend.

Downpours forced dozens of residents in Salcha and Rosie Creek from their homes and brought the Tanana River to its highest mark since August 1967.

The Red Cross is running evacuation shelters in elementary schools in Salcha and southwest Fairbanks.

The National Weather Service reported minor flooding along Chena Hot Springs Road and in North Pole and emergency managers reported floods Thursday at the Nenana River near the town of Tanana.

The state-owned railroad corporation said today's southbound passenger train will start at Denali National Park and Preserve.

Passengers coming from Fairbanks will meet it by chartered bus.

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