AVALANCHE UPDATE: Gathering places for evacuees, relatives open Sunday; Bruktikken open for those needing clothing, etc.

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Several locations for people forced to evacuate their homes, relatives of those injured, and others affected by Saturday’s storm and avalanche will remain open Sunday. In addition, Bruktikken will be open starting at 10 a.m. for people needing clothing, bedding and other necessities.

• The Longyearbyen Youth Club, the designated center for relatives and next of kin of those injured, is scheduled to be open from noon to 2 p.m.

• Rabalder cafe at Kulturhuset, the designated center for those forced to evacuate their homes, will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• The information desk at Longyearbyen’s municipal building will be open beginning at 10 a.m.

• Svalbard Church will be open beginning at 10 a.m. A crisis team is scheduled to be there at 11 a.m. for those needing support.

• Bruktikken is scheduled to be open at least from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. but Christine Ireland, a volunteer at the free second-hand store, wrote in a Facebook that “we also just got some volunteers to keep Bruktikken open for most of Sunday.”