Some 20 homes are still without power on the Kenai Peninsula after a severe windstorm struck the area on Wednesday. Homer Electric Association spokesman Joe Gallagher says most of the affected homes are in Nikiski.
Gallagher says early estimates put the cost of damage at about $1 million. He says this week’s storm came on the heels of a previous windstorm earlier in the month. He says such strong winds are not common on the Peninsula, and two storms in a row with severe winds are rare.
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