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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
839 AM AKDT Sat May 25 2024

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Yukon Delta Coast-
Including the cities of Scammon Bay, Chevak, Nunam Iqua,
Alakanuk, Mountain Village, Hooper Bay, Kotlik, and Emmonak
839 AM AKDT Sat May 25 2024

...FLOOD WATCH FOR AN ICE JAM NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by an ice jam continues to be possible.

* WHERE...Yukon River in the Yukon Delta.

* WHEN...Through Sunday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Ice jams may result in flooding along the Yukon River
  over the Yukon Delta. Low lying areas near Nunam Iqua and Kotlik
  have potential to flood through Sunday. If an ice jam shifts water
  could rise rapidly.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - The Yukon River breakup is pushing across the Yukon Delta.
    Ice has jammed up near Kotlik with high water on the river
    but no flooding reports in Kotlik. There is still a risk of
    flooding at Nunam Iqua and Kotlik should the ice shift and
    push water towards the towns.

  - Http://www.weather.gov/aprfc

  - Please stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite local
  weather news source for updates on this situation.
  - If you live near or along the Yukon River on the Yukon Delta
  move valuables to higher ground, stay alert and be prepared to
  take action.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local radio,
television, or NOAA Weather Radio for further information.

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