Alaskan Avalanche Evacuation

The community of Anchorage, Alaska has been issued an evacuation after half of a mountain’s snowpack came down last Thursday, March 24th. The Mayor, Dave Bronson, issued the evacuation after fears of another avalanche may occur in the community of Eagle River. The Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said Thursday’s avalanche was up to 450 feet wide and up to 80 feet deep. As far as officials can tell no one was trapped in the slide, nor were any homes destroyed. The avalanche cut off around 100 homes from the main road and some are still without power. The Red Cross has set up shelter for those evacuating while the city planned to mitigate the situation starting Sunday night. The problem may take several days to clean up but a plan is in motion.