Can Petersburg build a landslide warning system like Sitka's?
January 25, 2024
In 2015, a deadly landslide occurred in Sitka. Anxiety swept the community as a result, and the frequent heavy rainfall typical for Southeast Alaska became a source of fear for many Sitkans left questioning when the next disaster would strike - and wondering what they could do to keep the citizens of the city safe.
In response to the concerns, the Sitka Sound Science Center organized a volunteer team of geologic and climate experts from across the country.
For over a year, the group met frequently over the phone until they finally visited Sitka to educate the community and address their an...