The Haines Highway is blocked because of mudslides this afternoon after a couple days of heavy rainfall. According to highway residents, there are four slides between 18 and 21 mile that have made the road impassable.
The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.
October opened with the season’s first fall storm, flooding communities across Western Alaska’s coast. In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, strong surges hit Toksook Bay.
Less snowfall coupled with dry weather has left Kodiak’s water supply low than usual.
The service is forecasting up to 6 inches of rain by late Tuesday night, causing rapid rises on rivers and streams.
Budget cuts mean reduced maintenance. The downsized operation is expected to be tested this winter.
Dog musher Mike Williams Sr. stepped outside his home Saturday evening to see his kennel falling into the Kuskokwim River and seven of his 60 sled dogs being pulled along with it.
This past weekend, a Juneau Preparedness Expo gave the public a variety of information on how to cope in an emergency. One lecture more relevant than ever was on mudslides and landslides, just weeks after Sitka’s deadly disaster.
Is climate change a religious issue? A group of Alaskans says yes. They joined together this weekend in Anchorage for an interfaith Earth Care Jamboree.
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.