By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Families who live out the road weigh landslide risks

 

December 13, 2023



After the 11-Mile landslide missed their home by about 600 feet on Nov. 20, Mandy Simpson and her family have been faced with a barrage of decisions — none of which are easy to make.

On top of the pressures of evacuation, and of attempting to prove to the state that her household merits financial assistance, Simpson has to figure out what to do with her home. Living under a potentially landslide-prone slope — especially with a child and another one on the way — is too stressful, she explained. “I don’t want to run out of the house every time it rains.”

That said, Simpson isn’t...



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