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2021-02-27 7:34:55 PM  
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Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.
 
2021-02-27 7:38:07 PM  
Sarah Palin will be able to see it from her house
 
2021-02-27 7:44:45 PM  
Awful.
 
2021-02-27 8:07:03 PM  
Five is as high as it goes for avalanche risk.

Concrete slabs on ball bearings.
 
2021-02-27 8:58:41 PM  
Wow, that's scary. Way down in the article they're saying conditions are so bad that avalanches can start on even relatively flat terrain. Yikes. Hope no one is killed. Being buried in snow, or the shards of my house buried in snow is not the way I want to go.

Don't live in Alaska but do live near snow and really enjoy snowshoeing. I carefully avoid any avy danger and think those crazy back country skiers are nuts.
 
2021-02-27 9:52:55 PM  
Juneau!
Anyway
 
2021-02-27 10:32:15 PM  
I wonder how many will stand their ground.
 
2021-02-27 10:33:03 PM  
Juneau's urban avalanche forecast describes "extreme" danger Saturday evening with the potential for "historic avalanches" in residential areas.

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It's danger... TO THE EXTREME!
 
2021-02-27 10:34:01 PM  

jtown: I wonder how many will stand their ground.


Build the whale wall
 
2021-02-27 10:34:40 PM  
Come for the tsunamis, stay for the avalanches
 
2021-02-27 10:34:56 PM  
Now is the time to attack gravity.
 
2021-02-27 10:37:03 PM  
You're gonna need a bigger bootstrap.
 
2021-02-27 10:38:12 PM  
I want to know who thought that was a good Idea, Really?
Fark you and the river!
 
2021-02-27 10:39:25 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.


New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.
 
2021-02-27 10:40:21 PM  
They said it was daft to build a castle in an avalanche zone.
 
2021-02-27 10:40:56 PM  
Also, I have irl friends in Anchorage and Wasilla (where Palin lives).
 
2021-02-27 10:41:54 PM  

Seasons I'v Withered: I want to know who thought that was a good Idea, Really?
Fark you and the river!


Is Juneau a gold rush town? Something had to motivate people to spend the winter under all of that.
 
2021-02-27 10:44:41 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Seasons I'v Withered: I want to know who thought that was a good Idea, Really?
Fark you and the river!

Is Juneau a gold rush town? Something had to motivate people to spend the winter under all of that.


Most of Alaskan cities were built on gold. Juneau is the easiest port to access from the lower 48.
 
2021-02-27 10:45:42 PM  

zerkalo: Come for the tsunamis, stay for the avalanches


That's out of order.

Seriously. The avalanches can CREATE the local megstsunamis.
 
2021-02-27 10:47:29 PM  
Juneau nothing, Snow.
 
2021-02-27 10:48:06 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Seasons I'v Withered: I want to know who thought that was a good Idea, Really?
Fark you and the river!

Is Juneau a gold rush town? Something had to motivate people to spend the winter under all of that.


It is.  Gold was practically (and literally, but only a little) lying around on the damn ground when the Europeans showed up.  Became a waystation for people on their way to the Yukon gold rush, too.
 
2021-02-27 10:48:07 PM  
Its like 15 households that have to evacuate. Farkers quit your pants shiatting
 
2021-02-27 10:51:59 PM  

baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.


Or the people who built all those towns on top of lava flows and mudslide/lahar fields around Mount Shasta, an active volcano.
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Or even the city of Naples in Italy. I mean, Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Hercanuleum in all that ash and pyroclastic flows. Why stay there?
 
2021-02-27 10:52:02 PM  

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Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.


The original city location was built a safe distance from the avalanche zones, much like how the original New Orleans location was built above sea level. It was only later as they expanded that parts became the dumbest place to build.
 
2021-02-27 10:53:07 PM  

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Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.


Ellicott City, Maryland will be a serious contender in the future. There have been stories on Fark before about their flooding.
 
2021-02-27 10:53:55 PM  
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All right, but where are the double black diamonds?
 
2021-02-27 10:53:58 PM  

eyeq360: baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.

Or the people who built all those towns on top of lava flows and mudslide/lahar fields around Mount Shasta, an active volcano.
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Or even the city of Naples in Italy. I mean, Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Hercanuleum in all that ash and pyroclastic flows. Why stay there?


That reminds me I need to go to Dunsmuir again.
 
2021-02-27 10:55:49 PM  
Seeing Shasta still reflecting sunlight when there's no sun visible is a hell of a sight
 
2021-02-27 10:58:06 PM  

eyeq360: I mean, Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Hercanuleum in all that ash and pyroclastic flows. Why stay there?


Killer live concert, man.

Pink Floyd - Echoes (Full Pompeii Version)
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2021-02-27 11:01:52 PM  
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Don't be under pressure, chumps
 
2021-02-27 11:16:35 PM  
Pray for their souls.
 
2021-02-27 11:19:50 PM  

baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.


You can all commiserate in the Formaldehyde FEMA camps.
 
2021-02-27 11:22:37 PM  

LadySusan: Wow, that's scary. Way down in the article they're saying conditions are so bad that avalanches can start on even relatively flat terrain. Yikes. Hope no one is killed. Being buried in snow, or the shards of my house buried in snow is not the way I want to go.

Don't live in Alaska but do live near snow and really enjoy snowshoeing. I carefully avoid any avy danger and think those crazy back country skiers are nuts.


OOH-OOH-OOH!!! A test bed for the evils of government interference and socialism!  Grab them rugged bootstraps and let's watch that American Exceptionalism!!!
 
2021-02-27 11:22:41 PM  
Stay Safe, Juneau Farkers!
 
2021-02-27 11:26:43 PM  
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Juno is f*cked.
 
2021-02-27 11:28:28 PM  
I still miss soosh. 
Still listen to KTOO or KRNN from time to time.
 
2021-02-27 11:32:26 PM  
Since we're reposting that picture ... here's where I work.
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2021-02-27 11:33:09 PM  
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Not sure why they need a separate White subdivision when there's only one black guy in town anyway.
 
2021-02-27 11:35:58 PM  

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Juno is f*cked.


Plot twist: Juno is a transgendered man

But that doesn't make him or them any better at dodging avalanches.
 
2021-02-27 11:40:28 PM  

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Not sure why they need a separate White subdivision when there's only one black guy in town anyway.


Yo VIP, let's kick it!
 
2021-02-27 11:42:07 PM  
 
2021-02-27 11:42:38 PM  
If only there were some way for people considering buying or building in the Behrends Avenue avalanche path to know there might potentially be a problem, and they may wish to consider the Siwash Blvd. Eaten by a Grizzly zone neighborhood instead...
 
2021-02-27 11:52:10 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.

You can all commiserate in the Formaldehyde FEMA camps.


Eh. I live on the outskirts of Kansas City. Biggest issues are tornadoes (almost 40 and I still haven't seen one in person) and flooding. I live at the top of a 50 foot hill. If flooding gets me the entire area is forked.
 
2021-02-27 11:56:50 PM  
Avalanche science seems a bit like geology, in that no matter how hard they try to learn all there is to know, surprises continue to happen.

I've seen videos where backcountry skiers dig a huge snow pit at the base of a bowl and do three different tests, and the snow is solid for like two meters down.   Then they get to the top, cut a cornice, and the whole face releases.   They end up just leaving the way they came in.
 
2021-02-28 12:01:45 AM  

baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.


Seattle is built right next to Mount Rainier, which has serious potential to make the St. Helens eruption look like a bathtub fart-bubble.
 
2021-02-28 12:16:15 AM  

baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: baron von doodle: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: [scontent.fmci1-3.fna.fbcdn.net image 552x393]

Perennial winner of Dumbest Place to Put a City award.

New Orleans (swamp) and San Francisco (built on backfill from the earthquake/ fire would like a word.

You can all commiserate in the Formaldehyde FEMA camps.

Eh. I live on the outskirts of Kansas City. Biggest issues are tornadoes (almost 40 and I still haven't seen one in person) and flooding. I live at the top of a 50 foot hill. If flooding gets me the entire area is forked.


Now I'm more concerned about fires than tornadoes (fire weather watch to our west already; never when I was younger). #AGW
 
2021-02-28 12:31:35 AM  

Jeff5: If only there were some way for people considering buying or building in the Behrends Avenue avalanche path to know there might potentially be a problem, and they may wish to consider the Siwash Blvd. Eaten by a Grizzly zone neighborhood instead...


I heard grizzlies are the least of anyone's worries.
Apparently rutting moose (huge, terrible eye sight) are attracted to backyard swing sets & try to make sexy time to people walking their dog.
 
2021-02-28 12:46:16 AM  

skyotter: Since we're reposting that picture ... here's where I work.
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Federal Building?
 
2021-02-28 12:48:13 AM  

Somaticasual: Stay Safe, Juneau Farkers!


Luckily, neither my house nor my office are in slide zones. Unless Judge Carpeneti buys a snow making machine.
 
2021-02-28 12:51:04 AM  

bionicjoe: I still miss soosh.


Lance was a my friend and one of my coworkers.
 
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