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By MARK THIESSEN
Associated Press 

Juneau landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

 

September 29, 2022

Photo courtesy of Clarise Larson/The Juneau Empire via AP

A tree and landslide debris lie across Gastineau Avenue after falling between two homes and crushing a vehicle in downtown Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Firefighters and police on Monday evening closed the street to traffic and evacuated nearby homes.

(AP) - A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska's capital city.

Geological assessment teams determined Tuesday that favorable weather has returned the threat level to pre-slide levels. The city's public works department was preparing to begin removing debris, city spokesperson Meredith Thatcher said.

Of the three homes, one was completely destroyed as it came down the mountain and slammed into a second home, which was significantly damaged but remains sta...



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