Not sure where to put this, so here it is. There's what sounds like a multi-day disaster happening in Haines, Alaska, due to heavy rains and landslides. Evacuations are underway and the Haines Borough Government Facebook page is sobering. I haven't found much news about it yet. Per this story:
Haines Avalanche Center director Erik Stevens said the storm began Monday night, and that what started as snowfall turned into rain that hasn't stopped since.
Typically, a winter storm would hit Haines with about five centimetres of precipitation, he said, or eight centimetres in an "extreme case."
As of Wednesday morning, however, Haines had received nearly 22 centimetres of precipitation in a 36-hour timeframe, with the rain showing no sign of stopping.
And with the ground mostly frozen, the water has nowhere to go..
"It's very scary and that's happening all over town, we're seeing sinkholes open up that are very serious and very dangerous."
"Please stay home," she urged residents. "Don't go out, let our public works do what they can do…. We're just encouraging people to stay home and take care of themselves, check in on a neighbour and wait this out.
"That's all we can do."