Winter wind


December 1, 2022

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The northern end of Mitkof Island caught its share of strong winds Tuesday, with overnight gusts of 35 mph observed by the National Weather Service. The wind tore panels off the large commemorative mural on the side of Hammer & Wikan Hardware. A blown down tree damaged a Sandy Beach home’s utility connection. And, along Wrangell Avenue, two tall trees uprooted by the wind narrowly missed several homes; though one took a bite out of the Riemer’s garage roof and left Dave Riemer’s pickup truck substantially flattened.


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