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Sun Dec 6, 2020, 01:50 PM

Dozens of Haines residents evacuated from their homes as rain and landslides continue

Dozens more homes in Haines were evacuated Thursday night as rain continued to saturate the mountainsides near residential neighborhoods.

An emergency alert popped up on people’s cell phones in Haines just after 8 p.m. Thursday night. It had been raining all day and continued to rain into the evening.

Mudslides had already swept away houses and left two people missing, and officials feared there would be more slides as the rain kept coming down.

“It sounded like when three feet of snow comes off your roof — that same little rumble,”said resident David Rickey.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/12/05/dozens-of-haines-residents-evacuated-from-their-homes-as-rain-and-landslides-continue/

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