Dam-failure call was just a test
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The water line broke, but the dam didn’t.
Many Sitkans got a test dam-failure notice on their phones this (Thursday) morning.
Sitka police say it was just a test of their emergency notification system. There was no failure at the Blue Lake Dam.
But they know people were paying attention, after Wednesday afternoon’s water-main break.
And, if you missed it, the water system is close to being back to normal.
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Attorney Brian Hanson has applied to the city attorney position full time. He is now the top candidate for the job, after Denver-based attorney Carey Gagnon withdrew her application last week. more