Heavy rainfall in the southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan caused road damage, flooded homes and prompted a visit from extra personnel from the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Ketchikan received 7-10 inches (18-25 centimeters) of rain Monday into Tuesday, creating hazardous conditions. The Department of Transportation issued a road alert Monday, warning motorists of shoulder damage to North Tongass Highway, and put up signs directing commuters. The department also sent a hydrological engineer and the region's Department of Transportation maintenance foreman to investigate. Transportation Department spokeswoman Aurah Landau says a culvert failed, leading to extensive flood damage to two homes.