One Man's Alaska

Storm damage in Wasilla, Alaska

September 29, 2010

When I got back to Wasilla Sunday afternoon, my local neighborhood looked like a disaster area. I knew there was the earthquake Saturday morning, and a lot of wind in Seward, but there was no damage like what I was seeing around me in Wasilla.

Trees knocked down by wind/storm damage in Wasilla, Alaska, September 24, 2010

A couple of neighbors told me Wasilla had winds up to 90 mph, and they were without power for fifteen hours. Wow, so glad I wasn't here. It does make me think I should get a small, emergency propane heater. Fifteen hours without electricity in the middle of a bad winter would be seriously bad news.

Here's an image from the Weather Underground website that shows the wind speeds for Saturday. It doesn't show wind speeds hitting 90 mph, but it does show 90 km/h:

High wind speeds in Wasilla, Alaska on September 24, 2010

If you're interested in all the details, here's a link to the Wasilla, Alaska weather for Saturday, September 24, 2010.

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