The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

State of emergency due to rain, flooding in Seward area

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to flooding events in the borough, a press release from community and fiscal projects manager Brenda Ahlberg states. The city of Seward also declared a state of emergency today when stormwater and debris caused damage to roads, bridges and public facilities, the release states. Seward, Bear Creek and Lowell Point are included in the declaration.

In another press release, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced that all Seward schools would release early Tuesday due to area weather and flooding. All after-school programs are canceled. The district will announce Wednesday’s school schedule as more information is available.

Moose Pass School will continue on a normal schedule.

The borough’s Emergency Operations Center is providing resource requests to residents in affected areas. The center will continue to monitor water levels and assess damage, the release said.

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