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Wrangell takes stock of storm cleanup, possible disaster declaration


December 9, 2021

Courtesy Anny Newport

Last week's storm blew down a tree that crashed onto the roof of Anny and Dan Newport's home just upland from the cemetery, causing an estimated $40,000 in damages as the tree broke through the roof and into the attic.

The borough is taking inventory of losses in the community to determine the total amount of damages for a possible disaster declaration after an unexpected windstorm on Nov. 30 knocked out power.

After initial power restoration to much of the community, it took nearly 48 hours to restore electricity to 90 households after the storm snapped off Southeast Alaska Power Agency poles just south of City Park.

"I was outside ready to pull the generator crank when the porch (light) came on!!!" wrote Mya DeLong early Thursday morning in the Wrangell Community Group on Facebook, when power to those r...

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