The River Near Red Devil & Sleetmute Is On The Move – Middle River Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Red Devil, Sleetmute, Aniak and other middle river communities.

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK

811 AM AKDT TUE MAY 21 2013

LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANIAK…SLEETMUTE

811 AM AKDT TUE MAY 21 2013

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AKDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR

THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER NEAR RED DEVIL…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY NEAR RED DEVIL.

* UNTIL 4 PM AKDT THIS AFTERNOON

* FOR ICE JAM FLOODING

* THE JUMBLED ICE WAS HOLDING THIS MORNING NEAR RED DEVIL…BUT

THERE WAS SOME MOVEMENT UPSTREAM YESTERDAY. IF THIS UPSTREAM

ICE MOVES DOWN TO THE VILLAGE OF RED DEVIL WATER LEVELS COULD

RISE QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.

RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR FAST RISING WATER AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF NECESSARY

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS WEATHER SITUATION.

PREPARATION FOR THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WEATHER EVENT SHOULD

BEGIN NOW.

Here are some photos taken by Susan Hubbard in Sleetmute – today the 21st of May.

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For now the conditions in Aniak haven't changed other than the ice being a little darker from the rain and warmer weather.

For now the conditions in Aniak haven’t changed other than the ice being a little darker from the rain and warmer weather.

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