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Alaska officials say landslide danger remains after storm

 

December 10, 2020

Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Haines, a community of about 2,500 people experienced several landslides, which followed a deluge of about 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) of rain over two days. The largest slide was estimated at about 600 feet wide (183 meters) and took out four homes while pushing debris to the water line.

HAINES, Alaska (AP) - Officials in southeast Alaska have repeated warnings about possible landslide danger in the community of Haines, where two people remain missing after a large slide last week.

Torrential rain across much of the region caused havoc in many communities, including Ketchikan, where emergency officials announced there was no longer a danger of dam failure.

Searchers were still trying to find two people reported missing after a massive landslide crashed into Haines last Wednesday.

The community of about 2,500 people experienced several landslides, which followed a deluge of...



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