Alana Davis shared a video on TikTok of herself sitting on an Alaskan beach when she suddenly heard the sound of a massive rock fall and had to run for her life
A TikTok user filmed herself running for her life from a rockfall and then stopping motorists to stop before she was caught in a mass of falling rock and earth in Alaska.
Alana Davis was lying on a beach filming video along the Douglas Highway near Juneau when, on March 6,
The woman looked shocked before getting up with her camera and scooting to safety.
She then realized the danger to cars unaware of the rockfall and began yelling for them to stop.
“Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop your car,” she shouted, waving.
Then she took a breath before saying to the camera, “That’s a rock fall.”
The clip then shows Alana with a man she claimed was driving around a blind bend in the road into the rock fall.
The man said: “Literally 30 seconds before death. Think about it.”
And Alana continued, “I ran screaming down the street, just so you know, at the beach waving my arms.”
The road has now been closed with the Alaska Department of Transportation saying a second rockfall started about 500 feet above the road and it’s unclear when it will be able to reopen.
Department spokesman Sam Dapcevich reported KTOOsaid: “If material comes loose from that height, it builds up quite a bit of speed up to the road, so we’re keeping the road closed at that time.”
He added that geologists will study the slide and the rocks to see if there are likely to be more landslides. Drones will be used to survey the condition of the ground, but that won’t be possible until the weather improves and the wind dies down.
The second landslide on the North Douglas Highway happened four days after the TikTok video and thankfully no one was hurt again.
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After the first rock fall, the debris was cleared in one day, although there was a fair amount, but the second time it was even more rocks and dirt.
“This time the stones actually made it over the road. Some of them even made it into the water nearby,” he said. “And some of the boulders I’m told are as big as cars.”
Juneau City and County Emergency Manager Tom Mattice said melting ice this time of year makes rock slides more likely.
“This water that’s melting and freezing and melting and freezing is acting like a jackhammer on the rock, slowly breaking it apart,” Mattice said.
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