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Photos: Windstorm blasts Southcentral Alaska

A felled tree and badly damaged shed at Airport Heights.
Amanda Coyne photo
A felled tree in Fairview.
Courtesy Thomas Higgins
A windstorm in Anchorage Tuesday night uprooted trees all over town, including this one on Anchorage's Airport Heights neighborhood.
Christopher Kelliher photo
ML&P work crew deals with a tree that downed a power line on Tudor a few blocks west of Lake Otis. Workers removed power lines and used a chain saw to cut away the tree.
Jill Burke photo
Kamaki Wilson, age 18, works a machete to clear a downed tree that had fallen across the sidewalk west of Tudor Blvd. Wilson moved here 6 months ago from Hawaii and is no stranger to wind storms and fallen debris.
Jill Burke photo
Sign at Starbucks at Tudor and C St. -- to the disappointment of caffeine freaks.
Jill Burke photo
ML&P work crew deals with a tree that downed a power line on Tudor a few blocks west of Lake Otis. Workers removed power lines and used a chain saw to cut away the tree.
Jill Burke photo
Damage from the freak storm that blew into Anchorage on Sept. 4, 2012. Picture taken in East Anchorage, near the Boniface Gate of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Community photo
APD Officers control traffic at Arctic and Tudor, where lights were out.
Jill Burke photo
A tree lies fallen in a yard off of Grape Place in Midtown.
Jill Burke photo
A hiker revels in 100+ mph winds at Glen Alps on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Courtesy Josh Martinez Photography
The Veterans Memorial Flagpole lies on the ground after being knocked over by winds on September 5, 2012.
Loren Holmes photo
State house candidate Cean Stevens was helping neighbors in Anchorage's Airport Heights neighborhood Wednesday by taking a chainsaw to fallen trees.
Amanda Coyne photo
Alaska Dispatch staff

READ MORE: Wild winds, flying trees | Prolonged power outage | Wood cutting begins

Even the National Weather Service was affected by the power outage.

Wind gusts varied from 70 mph to a reported 131 mph just before 8 p.m. near the Glen Alps parking lot in Anchorage's Hillside neighborhood abutting the Chugach Range. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported several strong gusts at various points in and around Anchorage. The Anchorage port saw a gust of 63 mph at about 10:20 p.m. McHugh Creek, off the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, got hit by an 88 mph breeze Tuesday afternoon. Not far away, Potter Marsh had a 75 mph gust.

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