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Avalanche safety, awareness clinics this weekend

...Saturday and Sunday at Eaglecrest Ski Area. According to Tom Mattice, City and Borough of Juneau emergency coordinator...information and to sign up for the courses, email Mattice at
Glory Hole shut down

...back stairs."Raymond called for emergency responders and evacuated shelter patrons.City Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice said Capital City Fire/Rescue and Juneau Police responded, coordinating resources and temporarily putting up patrons...
Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...Mendenhall Valley, but only entered and damaged one home's garage, City and Borough of Juneau emergency programs manager Tom Mattice said."No significant damage, just kind of more of the same," Mattice said by phone Wednesday, noting this isn't...
Jökulhlaup 2: Flood anew

...flood levels at this level before, so we know what to do," City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice said in a phone interview, noting that officials dealt with flooding last month when water erupted from the caves beneath...
Mount Ben Stewart avalanche 'a spooky phenomenon'

...Area.A group of people had skied that terrain previously, said Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center Executive Director Tom Mattice.It appears the skiers were close enough to create a "sympathetic release" and trigger the avalanche after they had...
Suicide Basin water levels rising

...Basically the less water you have to worry about, the better it is," City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Coordinator Tom Mattice said. "The less volume of water, the less we have to worry."The word jökulhlaup translates from Icelandic to...
Jökulhlaup erupts from glacier

...met at noon Thursday to coordinate flood response among agencies. City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Coordinator Tom Mattice said officials are preparing for the worst case scenario out of caution, and that residents should too."What's...
Juneau's emergency preparedness tested, but there was no Bruce Willis to save the day - it was all local. The scenario, CBJ Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice said, was a barge carrying explosives that ran into a cruise ship at the A-J dock. "It was a mass casualty event...
Impending inundation

...There are a lot of unknowns with this, due to ice lost," Jacobs said.Juneau Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Mattice compares the basin to a glass full of ice cubes and Coca Cola."You could have a glass of Coke, and you have a whole...
Thumbs up, thumbs down layer of snow right now, created during a dry period in January and February, according to city avalanche expert Tom Mattice. The untrustworthy snow could stick with us for a while, he said, so be on your toes and always ski with a buddy...
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