60-80-Foot Deep Avalanche Narrowly Misses Homes Near Anchorage

60-80-Foot Deep Avalanche Narrowly Misses Homes Near Anchorage

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60-80-Foot Deep Avalanche Narrowly Misses Homes Near Anchorage

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The biggest story of this past weekend is a massive avalanche that struck a suburb of Anchorage, Alaska.

The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that the slide deposited debris 60-80-feet deep in Eagle River, AK.

The slide narrowly avoided home in the area, but it has completely buried a road and cut off power for over 100 residences.

Officials believe it was triggered due to a weak snowpack and strong winds that swept through the area late last Thursday night.

You can read the full article from The Anchorage Daily News here.

Here’s the part of the blog where I get to be a little bit silly, and I apologize (not really) to any of you that take offense to this.

I’m just trying to imagine what it would be like waking up to the sound of an avalanche depositing over 60 feet of debris rushing down towards my home…

Would I think that the world was ending? Probably.

Would I fear that a Russian nuclear bomb just hit Anchorage? Maybe.

Would I ask the god I don’t believe in for forgiveness? I hate to say this, but probably. Yeah.

Would I crap my pants? Definitely.

Thank goodness nobody was hurt. I can’t imagine how devastating this slide would have been if it actually hit any homes in the area.

All photos credit: Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News

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