Tsunami warning cancelled
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The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center cancelled tonight’s tsunami warning for all coastal areas of Southeast Alaska shortly before 2 AM (1-5-13). Sitka fire chief Dave Miller has ordered the evacuation to stand down.
A tsunami wave of .3 feet was generated in Sitka. Some areas may continue to observe small sea level changes.
Shellfish in Southeast are showing a high risk for biotoxins, specifically those that cause PSP. On Monday (5-25-16), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL) found elevated levels of toxins at beaches in Sitka, Petersburg, Klawock, and Craig. more
In a packed gym of beaming family and friends, seventy students became alumni of Sitka High School. Speeches were given. Selfies were taken. And while students and staff reflected on the journey ahead, many paid homage to their Sitka roots. more