Heavy rains could swell creeks and rivers, a weather advisory also released Sunday said. "The fact that this is an early season storm means the impact of heavy rain and strong winds could be greater than during the middle of winter," the statement said. "The ground is not frozen and there are still leaves on the trees in most areas, which could lead to downed trees and power outages if these winds do occur."
It's a Dangerous Job Dept: Coast Guard crews along with multiple state and local agencies continue their search for a man who fell into the water near the Port of Anchorage late Sunday night.
|Searchers are looking for a man missing since late Sunday when he fell off a skiff into the frigid waters of Cook Inlet near the Anchorage Small Boat Harbor. (www.adn.com)|
According to Coast Guard officials, the 28-year-old man fell into the water while trying to transfer from a skiff to a tug boat. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time he fell into the water and was quickly overcome by the current, Coast Guard officials wrote in a Monday morning report.
Something You Don't Hear Everyday Dept: I'm willing to bet most of you have never heard Alaska's State song, "Alaska's Flag". This is a pretty good rendition:
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue,
Alaska's flag, may it mean to you,
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes and the flowers nearby,
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams,
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear," the "Dipper," and shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright,
Alaska's flag to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.
~ Written by Marie Drake, composed by Elinor Dusenbury
Adopted on February 23, 1955