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Yeager Airport to Activate Siren in Landslide Area


Yeager Airport is activating an emergency siren system designed to protect residents in the area affected by a March 12 mudslide.

Airport officials say activation is set for Thursday afternoon.

The siren is connected to the stream monitoring gauge that was installed on Elk Two Mile Creek two months ago. It will activate automatically when the stream reaches flood stage. The siren will emit a three-minute blast warning residents to evacuate.

A man-made emergency over-run area at the end of the hillside airport’s runway partially collapsed on March 12. The landslide took out a church and an unoccupied home, power lines and trees, and caused the creek to flood. No injuries were reported.