So, it's not exactly skiing related so I put it here, and not sure if it's totally thread worthy, but whatever.
While checking the weather this morning, I read this little piece of news.
Most of Canada has seemed to escape the winter season so far, but the same can't be said for Cordova, Alaska.
This Alaskan fishing town is used to the wintery weather, but the snowfall this year is much more than usual.
18 feet, or 5.5 metres of snow, has piled up over the past few weeks. The snow has triggered avalanches, trapped people in their homes and even collapsed rooftops. Citizens say that this snow is more than they can handle and it is a miracle there has been no injuries.
The Mayor issued a disaster proclamation last week.
“We had no alternative but to declare an emergency,” says Cordova Mayor, Jim Kallander. He also added that this extreme snowfall is a life-safety issue.
70 National Guard troops arrived by state ferry on Sunday to help clear snow and provide further assistance. The Red Cross is also providing assistance and shelter.
Conditions worsened overnight on Sunday when rain fell throughout the region. It glazed the snow with a sheet of ice making the snow that much heavier.
The Cordova Times is warning people to avoid travel and if possible remove some snow from their rooftops.
A Youtube video of Cordova, called this snow overload, a “snowpocalypse!”
The snowfall started before Christmas and finally it looks as if it's easing. Residents however, are staying on alert.
“Right now, the city, residents and the National Guard are racing to beat another major storm activity heading in tomorrow,” resident Rochelle van den Broek told The Weather Network. “There is still a lot of snow to move, and it is very heavy. People are exhausted and we are so thankful that help has arrived.”