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AVALANCHE UPDATE: Analysis shows 5,000 tons of snow hit homes at 80 km/h; response by organizations and individuals generally praised


Both the event and response were a case of an immensely large force meeting a seeming unmovable object.

As what will surely be a prolonged examination begins of the causes, response to and long-term impacts of the Dec. 19 avalanche, the immediate verdict is the damage – massive as it was – could have been much worse and the rescue efforts could not have been much better.