By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Federal grant funds development of warning systems in Southeast


February 23, 2022

The Sitka Sound Science Center and several regional and national partners have received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop natural hazard monitoring and warning systems in tribal communities throughout Southeast.

Project KUTÍ — the Tlingit word for weather — builds on the center’s community process used in Sitka to build a landslide warning system.

Sitka will serve as a hub for the project, but the goal is to “develop a co-produced regional system for warning residents of events that might lead to flooding, avalanches and landslides,” ac...

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