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Old 12-02-2020, 11:04 PM
 
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Prayers for the community.

“ Dec. 2 — 5:26 p.m.
Search and rescue suspended due to unstable ground
Alaska State Troopers say six people are missing and four houses have been destroyed after a landslide on Beach Road extension. The search and rescue operation has been suspended because of rumbling, unstable ground. Troopers say there are around nine feet of mud and trees covering the area of the landslide.

Search and rescue operations will resume tomorrow with Juneau troopers, Juneau Mountain Rescue, Capital City Fire Department medics and more arriving in Haines. The Army Guard will transport the agency but current turbulence has prevented the guard helo from flying.


https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/20...JafWw7zqoUY1wA
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:02 AM
 
Location: sitka, Alaska
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Its raining like hell all over the SE. Doesn't sound good for some folks over in Haines. Pelican got almost a foot of rain in 48 hrs. And its still raining.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:21 AM
 
Location: IN
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Sounds horrible for certain, another instance of extreme weather events becoming the norm due to changing climate.
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Old 12-03-2020, 02:22 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Sounds horrible for certain, another instance of extreme weather events becoming the norm due to changing climate.
It is horrible for certain, and that is all we know.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:58 PM
 
Location: IN
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It is horrible for certain, and that is all we know.
Yes it is horrible for certain, and more extreme precipitation events are much more likely in a warming climate. Warmer air holds more moisture, that is Physics 101.
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:30 PM
 
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Yes it is horrible for certain, and more extreme precipitation events are much more likely in a warming climate. Warmer air holds more moisture, that is Physics 101.
This event has nothing to do with global warming. Southeast Alaska is in a temperate rainforest. They’d already had a heavy snowfall when the rains came. That’s what caused the landslide. These landslides happen in communities all over southeast Alaska. This one tragically. Don’t need anyone interjecting their unproven theories about alleged global warming into a tragedy.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...alaska-n412136
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Yadaa.at Kale
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Saturated soils on steep SE slopes, with more rain forecast,
means many more areas in the region are currently vulnerable
to mudslides.
One hit our former house during the early
90s in Juneau. The master bedroom was destroyed.
We were quite fortunate no one was in the room at the time, about
9 in the evening, because it would have been fatal.
Haines has indeed sustained a tragic event. Those missing
persons are certainly deceased.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:32 PM
 
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Good update to explain the weather in southeast
.

https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/20...-more-to-come/
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Old 12-04-2020, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Thank you for posting that - good summary of the weather event.

https://give-ak.salvationarmy.org/gi...ation/checkout

https://www.gofundme.com/f/haines-al...isaster-relief
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Yadaa.at Kale
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Good update to explain the weather in southeast
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https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/20...-more-to-come/
Yes, that’s an excellent summary. Certainly an extreme event.

At my current location in Hawaii I measured precipitation
on 26 of the 30 days in November with a total of 29 inches for the month.
5 days had rainfalls of 2.5 inches or more. But, this is not
a bit unusual around here. 50 inches in three days a couple years ago, that was extreme!
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