Fort Yukon Flooding Threat Not Over

The threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing, but enough concern remains that spotters have been posted near the community 150 miles northeast of Fairbanks.

Sam Harrel

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by Associated Press

FORT YUKON- The threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing, but enough concern remains that spotters have been posted near the community 150 miles northeast of Fairbanks.
   
The National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon said the threat was mostly over.
   
The situation changed within hours when water was seen flowing through the woods near the town. The flooding was being caused by another upriver ice jam and was occurring on the side of town opposite from the Yukon River.
   
Fort Yukon flood coordinator Velma Carroll says she has posted people at certain points to monitor the flood waters. She says that way if the situation worsens the community will know about it quickly.