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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Heavy snow and rising temperatures triggered a rash of major avalanches. Huge debris piled over highways and cut off access to the Kenai Peninsula for four days. A mile-long avalanche bowled over transmission lines, cutting off power to 2,000 Alaskans in four towns. While attempting to clear tracks, a railroad worker was killed when a slide buried him alive.
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Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
P.O. Box 5750
Ft. Richardson, AK 99505
(907) 428-7000

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

Alaska Citizen Corps
PO Box 5750
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
(907) 428-7000

Last Updated: 07/31/2020