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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.”

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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