Years of drought have helped fuel two fast-moving blazes near San Francisco. Gov. Jerry Brown said his emergency declaration will speed up the removal of debris caused by the fires.
The National Weather Serivce has issued a flood watch for Juneau, Gustavus and Hoonah starting Thursday afternoon.
“We get influence from tropical systems frequently. The unique thing about this is we can see it on the map and that’s pretty unusual.”
Search teams in Sitka were racing the clock Friday as they worked to find the third victim of Tuesday’s landslide before the arrival of a new storm.
Search crews recovered a second body from the Kramer Avenue landslide in Sitka Thursday. The discovery was made near the location of the first body, which was found Wednesday evening.
The National Weather Service is predicting more rain Friday, with two to three inches falling Friday night, and some gusty winds.
Search crews recovered a body from the Kramer Avenue landslide in Sitka at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The victim has not been identified.
Walker arrived in Sitka early Wednesday morning and flew over the affected areas in a Coast Guard helicopter.
Three people are still missing after heavy rain triggered a series of landslides in Sitka Tuesday morning .
Flash flooding also caused sinkholes, road closures, and damaged homes. The National Weather Service recorded over 2-and-a-half inches of rainfall between 4 and 10 a.m.