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Four missing in Sitka slide, emergency declared

 


(AP) – Four residents of Sitka were missing Tuesday after heavy rain caused several landslides, emergency responders reported.

At least three landslides were reported after 2.5 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours. A sinkhole was also reported.

The people who were unaccounted for were all in a neighborhood hit by one of the landslides, Sitka fire spokesperson Sara Peterson said.

She did not know if the people were together when the landslide occurred.

An office building just outside town was evacuated because it is near one of the landslides.

Sitka, 92 miles from Juneau, sees heavy rain t...



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