The City of Whittier and Whittier Chamber of Commerce are hosting a learning session concerning the Barry Arm Landslide that will be held January 14, 2021 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. A potential landslide and subsequent tsunami in the Barry Arm, 30 miles northeast of Whittier, could have catastrophic impacts for the town of Whittier and affect other communities in Prince William Sound as well. Although the timing of this threat is not certain, it is essential for communities of PWS to be prepared.
At this meeting, experts and scientists from NOAA Tsunami Warning Center, US Geological Surveys, AK Division of Geological and Geographical Surveys, and AK Emergency Management will be giving their opinions and expertise on a clear mitigation plan going forward. With a greater sense of preparedness to come from this learning session, along with increased awareness of what has been addressed and future plans to monitor the risk as well as alert the community.
To tune in to the learning session join here on Thursday, January 14th at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Read more about the potential for a Barry Arm landslide in High Country News, November, 2020.