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Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...leave on a bus that was allowed in Thursday afternoon. Fister said some campers chose to remain at the campground on higher ground where there is no danger of flooding.More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in the 6 million acre park, located...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/airlift-sent-marooned-denali-guests-e
Not For Web
New Jökulhaup flood danger becomes old hat

...she completed in 1979, closer to the river. Her contractor had warned her against that and told her to build it on higher ground, something she said she's grateful for."Luckily even though the river came up to within three feet of the house...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-24/new-j%C3%B6kulhaup-flood-danger-becomes
Local
Storm packing snow, hurricane-force winds batters Alaska coast; villages brace for sea surge

...forcing some residents to board up their windows and seek higher ground.Emergency managers said Wednesday afternoon that the...evacuate Tuesday night. They stayed with friends on higher ground or at one of two shelters opened by the city at a recreation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-10/storm-packing-snow-hurricane-force-wind
State
Tribal dispute puts Alaska village in limbo

...coastal erosion creeps ever closer to the Yup'ik Eskimo community.As residents wait for a new village to be built on higher ground nine miles away, a dispute over who is in charge has led to a rare intervention by the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-11-13/tribal-dispute-puts-alaska-village-l
Weddings
New map predicts tsunami effects on Sitka

...and a family or personal evacuation plan - to get to higher ground "just to be safe."The city has evacuation routes...evacuation areas - including private residences - on higher ground.Miller noted that the computer model is interesting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-25/new-map-predicts-tsunami-effects-sitka
State
BC Quakes cause coastal tsunami warning in Hawaii; Alaska downgraded to advisory

...officials urged people along Hawaii's coasts to move to higher ground, officials in North America downgraded a tsunami warning...took fire trucks, ambulances and heavy equipment to higher ground."If nothing else it was a good exercise in determining...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-27/bc-quakes-cause-coastal-tsunami-warning
Local
City to upgrade emergency communication, preparedness still key

...advice is that if the quake is 20 seconds or greater in duration or if you are knocked down, you might want to head for higher ground.If there's no emergency communication, either there's no real emergency, or it's a real emergency but there...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-14/city-upgrade-emergency-communication-pr
Local
Quake gives Juneau a jolt late Friday night

...suggested that, in a warning area, people move inland to higher ground. In an advisory area, moving off the beach and out...place shook several seconds. The whole town headed for higher ground. We live right on the beach and during the evacuation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-06/quake-gives-juneau-jolt-late-friday-nig
Local
Floodwaters drop after Alaska river ice jam breaks

...They parked boats and rafts outside their homes. They moved machinery and vehicles to the airport, which is on higher ground. They hoped to escape the fate of Galena, where floodwaters lifted homes off foundations, buried cars and led to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-31/floodwaters-drop-after-alaska-river-ice
State
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...spears.Villagers here know increasing storms and rising seas someday will force them to move their sago tree huts to higher ground. But with a quarter of a million people spread across 600 islands, the threat to food may be more significant.Fishermen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/ocean-acidification-threatens-marine-li
State

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