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Wind, rain pound Anchorage area

A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A helicopter flies past a spectacular sunset after the rainstorm ended on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
Traffic kicks up standing water along 6th Avenue in downtown Anchorage during a rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A worker attempts to lay down a covering on the roof of the Anchorage Museum during the storm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A pedestrian crosses 5th Avenue during the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A motorist squeezes past a downed spruce tree on Spain Drive on Monday afternoon, October 28, 2013, on the upper Anchorage hillside.
Erik Hill
Ken Schacht braves driving rain to replace plastic sheeting protecting a home under construction on Monday, October 28, 2013, along Carl Street in Bear Valley. A sheet had been in place to keep water out at the project, but "the wind just shredded it," he said, causing some flooding. Wind gusts as high as 106 mph were reported at Bear Valley early Monday morning, according to Dave Stricklan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Erik Hill
Motorists plow through puddles on Lake Otis Parkway as a storm brings wind and rain on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A small spruce tree is shredded by winds on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
Water streams from a Bear Valley rooftop on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
Street signs lie in the grass following overnight gusts of wind on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
Play equipment is knocked over by strong gusts of wind along Longhorn Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the Anchorage Hillside.
Erik Hill
Metal sheets are blown into a water-filled ditch along Nickleen Street on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
Wind gusts split a birch tree along Romania Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
A motorist encounters flooding on Lake Otis Parkway south of East Dowling Road on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A loose wire dangles over Carl Street following gusts of wind as high as 106 mph on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
A downed tree hovering above the roadway challenges motorists on Spain Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A helicopter flies past a spectacular sunset after the rainstorm ended on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A spectacular sunset illuminated lingering clouds after the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
Traffic kicks up standing water along 6th Avenue in downtown Anchorage during a rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A worker attempts to lay down a covering on the roof of the Anchorage Museum during the storm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A pedestrian crosses 5th Avenue during the rainstorm on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Bill Roth
A motorist squeezes past a downed spruce tree on Spain Drive on Monday afternoon, October 28, 2013, on the upper Anchorage hillside.
Erik Hill
Ken Schacht braves driving rain to replace plastic sheeting protecting a home under construction on Monday, October 28, 2013, along Carl Street in Bear Valley. A sheet had been in place to keep water out at the project, but "the wind just shredded it," he said, causing some flooding. Wind gusts as high as 106 mph were reported at Bear Valley early Monday morning, according to Dave Stricklan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Erik Hill
Motorists plow through puddles on Lake Otis Parkway as a storm brings wind and rain on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A small spruce tree is shredded by winds on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
Water streams from a Bear Valley rooftop on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
Street signs lie in the grass following overnight gusts of wind on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
Play equipment is knocked over by strong gusts of wind along Longhorn Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the Anchorage Hillside.
Erik Hill
Metal sheets are blown into a water-filled ditch along Nickleen Street on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
Wind gusts split a birch tree along Romania Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
A motorist encounters flooding on Lake Otis Parkway south of East Dowling Road on Monday, October 28, 2013, in south Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A loose wire dangles over Carl Street following gusts of wind as high as 106 mph on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Bear Valley.
Erik Hill
A downed tree hovering above the roadway challenges motorists on Spain Drive on Monday, October 28, 2013, on the upper Hillside.
Erik Hill
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