Most Outlying Areas Avoid Much Storm Damage

Most of the areas surrounding Anchorage seem to have avoided serious damage from last night’s wind storm.

Matanuska Susitna Borough deputy emergency services director Casey Cook says the Borough got “some wind and rain” but not much else. Seward, Girdwood and Whittier also fared relatively well.

But the story around Chugiak was quite different. Ray Holmsen in who lives in the Birchwood area near Chugiak, says he’s never seen anything like the storm in the 45 years he’s lived on North Birchwood Loop

Holmsen says he lost about 50 trees on his property, all birches.

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