Audio and web links from the tsunami call-in
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Listen to Tuesday’s Tsunami Call-In with Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt, Fire Chief Dave Miller, Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens and Joel Curtis, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service and see the slides that Joel refers to and the web links mentioned during the program.
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Here are the web links mentioned.
Build a 7 Day Survival Kit
Download a 27-page earthquake/tsunami preparedness pamphlet, learn more about seismic activity on the Queen Charlotte fault at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.
Learn the elevation of your house, or any place in Sitka, Southeast or the world at geoplaner.com. Scroll up to enter your address with city and state in the box near the upper left side of the page. Once in the area you want you can drag the red balloon to any location.
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more
The Coast Guard has determined the source of a large diesel spill that spread from Sitka Sound into ANB harbor yesterday morning (08-31-15). The source was a commercial vessel south of ANB Harbor, Since the spill wasn’t reported for several hours, the size could have been anywhere from 50 gallons to 300 gallons. That made clean-up difficult. more