Heavy rain in Southcentral Alaska washed out roads from Girdwood, south of Anchorage, to the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula. Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson went to Girdwood, the southernmost neighborhood of the Anchorage municipality, to survey the damage and express his appreciation to work crews working to restore the roads.
The Washington Post said the weather on the Kenai Peninsula was made worse by climate change.
“The deluge, intensified by climate change, has flooded communities south of Anchorage and transformed trickling waterways into raging rivers. Excessive amounts of snow, measured in feet, have buried the high terrain, and the long-lasting storm won’t fully relent until Wednesday,” the Post wrote, without evidence that the rainstorm had anything to do with climate change. But the climatologists said it it was so.
Girdwood is, of course, in a rainforest, as is much of the Chugach range, known as the most northern rainforest in the world.
The narrative is any change in the weather is climate change, but the Seward Highway and the Kenai Peninsula wash out in places on a regular basis.
The 1986 Kenai flood in October was easily as dramatic, but climate change was not the rage back in the day with the mainstream media:
Then there was the Seward flood in September of 1995:
And the Kenai flood of October, 2002…
The Kenai 2006 flood was also in October …
View the Kenai Borough’s gallery of annual flood photos at this link. They go through 2012.