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Updated maps add 200 Juneau homes to landslide, avalanche zones

 


JUNEAU (AP) - Updated maps add 200 homes and other buildings to hazard zones for landslides and avalanches in Alaska’s capital city, bringing to about 550 the total number of structures that would be considered at moderate to severe risk of being damaged or destroyed if disaster struck.

The new maps, finished this year, used technology to chart the risks and are meant to update hazard maps made in the 1970s. The area reviewed includes downtown Juneau.

The Juneau Planning Commission is expected to review the maps next month before they advance to the city assembly for consideration and pos...



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