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Heavy rain damages highway in Ketchikan, floods homes


August 31, 2017

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Heavy rainfall in the southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan damaged a highway and flooded homes, one of them so badly that water poured out of one homeowner’s light fixture.

Ketchikan received 7-10 inches (18-25 centimeters) of rain Monday into Tuesday, creating hazardous conditions, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.

On Tuesday, the city recorded 4.18 inches (10.62 centimeters) of rain, nearly doubling the record set in 1917 for precipitation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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